Kewaunee Cheesemaker donates sales to Ukraine
KEWAUNEE, Wis. – Over the past 10 days, Sergii Aleksieiev has struggled to concentrate.
What do you want to know
- Wakker Cheese in Kewaunee donates its online and retail sales to the Ukrainian people and military
- The family business is a micro of Dutch and Ukrainian origin
- Other family members in Europe use the money to purchase goods and supplies which are quickly shipped to Ukraine
He worries about his friends and family in Ukraine.
“I am in constant contact with many of my friends and they are really fighting for Ukraine right now,” he said. “Every time I contact them or call them, they have no fear.”
To help, the family business Wakker Cheese in Kewaunee donates its retail and online sales to help the Ukrainian people and military.
“Our Ukrainian army, our Ukrainian doctors are running out of supplies and many people need shelter,” Aleksieiev said. “Just simple critical supplies, just the simplest.”
Aleksieiev said the store and the family – a mix of Dutch and Ukrainian descent – send money to the family in Europe who use it to buy needed supplies which are quickly transported to Ukraine.
Jim Langer stopped by Friday to help drive.
“We have so much to be grateful for in the United States,” he said. “There are people in the rest of the world who have to fight for what we have.”
Aleksieiev said the effort is something he and his family can do from afar to support Ukraine.
“If we can help our people make their lives a little bit easier, that’s our mission,” he said. “It’s very important right now for them – any kind of support.”
Aleksieiev, who moved here seven years ago, said he was proud to be an American-Ukrainian and the struggle led by the Ukrainian people. He is resolute and does what he can to help the people who are fighting for the country where he was born.
“They will defend the country until the last moment. This country will never fall,” Aleksieiev said.