Cher says she wants to offer her home to Ukrainian families fleeing Russia’s invasion to their homeland.
The singer and actress, 75, took to Twitter to call on the “many people” in her “position” to “step up to the plate” and help those displaced by the conflict.
According to the United Nations, more than three million people have now fled Ukraine as Russian troops push through the country.
I want to sponsor
Ukrainian families in my house. You would be safe and taken care of. MANY PEOPLE IN MY POSITION NEED TO PLACE THEM
HOPE SOMEONE LIKE ME
TO CARE ABOUT US.
— Cher (@cher) March 18, 2022
The American star wrote: “I would love to sponsor Ukrainian families in my home. They would be safe and cared for.
“MANY PEOPLE IN MY POSITION NEED TO PLACE THEM. IF I WERE ALONE OR WITH MY CHILDREN AND WE WERE TRAUMATISIZED, I WOULD HOPE SOMEONE WOULD WANT TO TAKE CARE OF US.”
Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch and Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer are among those in Britain who say they hope to take in Ukrainian refugees.
A sponsorship program was launched that enables people and organizations to offer Ukrainians a place to stay.
Anyone who has a room or apartment available can offer it to a Ukrainian person or family, although offers are screened and Ukrainian applicants are subjected to security checks.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/cher-calls-on-the-many-people-in-her-position-to-house-ukrainian-refugees-41463121.html Cher calls on the “many people” in her “position” to house Ukrainian refugees