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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively will match $1 million in donations for Ukrainian refugees

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have once again demonstrated their immense generosity following the outbreak of war in Ukraine.

On Saturday, the 45-year-old actor revealed that he and his wife Blake, 34, will match donations up to $1 million made to the United Nations Refugee Agency in support of Ukrainian refugees.

‘In 48 hours, countless Ukrainians were forced to flee their homes to neighboring countries,’ Ryan wrote on a retweet of a post by the non-profit organization.

Helping out: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have once again demonstrated their immense generosity amid the outbreak of war in Ukraine

Generous: On Saturday, the 45-year-old actor revealed that he and his wife Blake, 34, will match donations up to $1 million made to the United Nations Refugee Agency in support of Ukrainian refugees. Seen in 2021

Generous: On Saturday, the 45-year-old actor revealed that he and his wife Blake, 34, will match donations up to $1 million made to the United Nations Refugee Agency in support of Ukrainian refugees. Seen in 2021

He continued, ‘They need protection. When you donate, we’ll match it up to $1,000,000, creating double the support.’

The UN Refugee Agency’s original tweet read: ‘Right now, the crisis in Ukraine is forcing families to flee their homes. 

‘Please make a donation today to send lifesaving aid to displaced Ukrainians, and @VancityReynolds & @blakelively will match your gift $1-for-$1 up to $1,000,000.’

Fundraising: Blake also shared the announcement on her own Instagram page, posting a photo of a mother with a child wearing a jacket in the Ukrainian colors of blue and yellow

Fundraising: Blake also shared the announcement on her own Instagram page, posting a photo of a mother with a child wearing a jacket in the Ukrainian colors of blue and yellow

Blake also shared the announcement on her own Instagram page, posting a photo of a mother with a child wearing a jacket in the Ukrainian colors of blue and yellow. 

The Gossip Girl star wrote, ‘@vancityreynolds and I are doubling every dollar donated to @usaforunhcr up to $1,000,000 link in bio to donate.

‘@usaforunhcr is on the ground helping the 50,000+ Ukrainians who had to flee their homes in less than 48 hours. 

Crisis: Nearly 120,000 Ukrainians have fled their home country after Russia began its invasion of its neighboring nation on Thursday. Blake and Ryan seen in 2019

Crisis: Nearly 120,000 Ukrainians have fled their home country after Russia began its invasion of its neighboring nation on Thursday. Blake and Ryan seen in 2019

‘@usaforunhcr is providing life saving aid, and also working with neighboring countries to ensure protection for these families. 

Nearly 120,000 Ukrainians have fled their home country after Russia began its invasion of its neighboring nation on Thursday.

On Saturday, the United Nations warned that up to 4 million people may flee Ukraine if the war continues. 

Magnanimous: Ryan and Blake, who tied the knot in 2012 and share son James, seven, and daughters Inez, five, and Betty, two, have frequently stepped up over the years to lend a hand in times of crises

Magnanimous: Ryan and Blake, who tied the knot in 2012 and share son James, seven, and daughters Inez, five, and Betty, two, have frequently stepped up over the years to lend a hand in times of crises

Ryan and Blake, who tied the knot in 2012 and share son James, seven, and daughters Inez, five, and Betty, two, have frequently stepped up over the years to lend a hand in times of crises. 

Earlier this month, the couple donated another $1 million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The two had already contributed $500,000 each to the organizations when the pandemic first began in 2020.

In January, Ryan and Blake gave $13,000 to a fundraiser supporting Welsh soccer player Jordan Davies and his girlfriend Kelsey Edwards after the stillbirth of their son.

Last September, the couple gave $1 million to American Civil Liberties Union and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

Other acts of generosity by the pair include donating $500,000 to help homeless youth in Ryan’s native country of Canada, giving $40,000 to aid in Haiti’s earthquake recovery efforts and contributing $2 million to support immigrant children’s rights.

Philanthropists: Earlier this month, the couple donated another $1 million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Seen in 2016

Philanthropists: Earlier this month, the couple donated another $1 million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Seen in 2016

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