The Riverside Local Schools community recently came alongside one of their students to support a fundraiser for humanitarian relief for her home country, Ukraine.
Dasha came to the United States last year and is a junior at Riverside. Her parents are Steve and Olga Meade.
Dasha and her mother went to visit family earlier this year and were in Ukraine when Russia invaded. They recently were able to evacuate and return to DeGraff.
Dasha created homemade Ukrainian candies that she sold at the school last week. The funds raised will aid Ukrainian mothers, children and orphans for assistance in helping others evacuate the country.
She exceeded her goal of raising $500 at Riverside. Dasha and her family wish to thank everyone who helped in this effort.