Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher announced Thursday they had reached their goal, raising more than $30 million to help the people in Ukraine following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of the country in February.
“We just want to say we hit our goal,” the superstar couple shared in a video posted on Instagram. “Over $30 million raised. Over 65,000 of you donated. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the support.”
The 38-year-old actress said, “While this is far from the solve of the problem, our collective effort will provide a softer landing for so many people as they forge ahead into their future of uncertainty.”
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“Our work is not done,” the 44-year-old actor shared. “We’re going to do everything we can to ensure that the outpouring of love that came from you all as a part of this campaign finds the maximum impact with those in need.”
“As funding continues to come in, we are going to treat every dollar as if it’s being donated out of our pocket,” Kutcher added. “With respect and honor for the work that went into earning it, with the intent of love through which it was given, and the desire for it to be maximized for positive outcome for others.”
The “Bad Moms” star once again thanked everyone for donating and asked them to keep giving to their GoFundMe campaign or “other unbelievable foundations” out there, calling it the beginning to a very long journey.
Earlier this month, the Ukrainian-born actress and her superstar husband pledged to match $3 million in donations to provide aid to refugees amid the war being raged by Russia against Kunis’ homeland.
“I was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine in 1983,” Kunis explained in a video about their fundraising campaign. “I came to America in 1991. I have always considered myself American, a proud American, I love everything that this country has done for myself and my family. But today, I have never been more proud to be a Ukrainian.”
“And I’ve never been more proud to be married to a Ukrainian,” the “That 70s Show” star explained about his wife.
“The events that have unfolded in Ukraine are devastating,” Kunis added. “There is no place in this world for this kind of unjust attack on humanity.”
The “Black Swan” star immigrated at the age of 7 to the United States after her family fled from Ukraine when it was a Soviet republic, reported Glamour previously.
“My parents went through hell and back,” Kunis shared with the outlet. “They came to America with suitcases and a family of seven and $250, and that’s it. My parents, for years, worked full-time and went to college full-time. They would go to night school to learn English.”
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