Olympic Hot Tub holds event to support Ukraine

While the Ukrainian government continues to fend off an attempted Russian invasion, Seattle’s Olympic Hot Tub set out to show their support for the battered country during their Sixth Annual Honoring Heroes Event, held throughout April. Each year, Olympic Hot Tub chooses a charitable cause by combining proceeds from the sale of every hot tub and swim spa sold in April. This year, the Ukrainian Association of Washington State was presented with a $34,700 check by Don Riling, president of Olympic Hot Tub. “We feel blessed to have been able to support the very important work being done by organizations to help Ukrainians during the crisis in their war-torn country,” Riling says. Olympic Hot Tub’s donation will go toward the purchase of Newborn Intensive Care Units that doctors can use to help infants who are ill or born prematurely. In addition, Olympic Hot Tub has partnered with Seattle radio station Warm 106.9 FM’s Operation: Teddy Bear Lift, which has set out to collect teddy bears to be sent to Ukraine on a plane that will also be carrying medical equipment, supplies and body armor. The intention is to provide comfort for displaced Ukrainian children. The Ukrainian Association of Washington State is a nonprofit organization founded in 1971 to preserve and support Ukrainian heritage by organizing various cultural and artistic activities. To learn more about the organization and how you can help, go to Uaws.org.