Fans of professional dancer “Dancing With the Stars”, Val Chmerkovskiy, praise the dancer after he shared a video showing the first 100 days of working at the charity he founded with his brother Maks Chmerkovskiy.
“Today we celebrate Day 101 of @baranova27 and all that has been accomplished by those who volunteered and helped,” Val wrote on Instagram alongside the video, which shows a clip from each day’s charity work. “At the moment my father is in Ukraine at the official opening of the village of Baranova27, a home for Ukrainians displaced by the war with Russia. The goal is to build more and more houses and continue to grow this village and the entire efforts of Baranova27 to continue helping those in need.”
Baranova27 is a charity founded by Val and Maks Chmerkovskiy along with their father Aleksandr “Sasha” Chmerkovskiy during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, where both brothers are from.
Val went on to ask his followers to follow the charity on Instagram to keep up to date.
He added: “Please visit @baranova27 for more information and updates, we will be posting videos of today’s official opening and all the different ways you can help. There is also a link in my bio on how you can get involved and help.”
The dancer thanked his fans and his followers for their support.
“We had hoped that this war would not last so long, but as long as there is fighting in Ukraine, we will continue to help the innocent people who are affected,” he concluded.
The video shows the charity built 10 homes for “40 displaced Ukrainians” and raised over $330,000.
In the comments section of the video, Val’s fans thanked him for his efforts.
“What a glorious day!!” one person commented. “I’m SO happy Sasha could be there for this!!”
Another wrote: “Amazing that the houses are ready and Sasha can personally witness the opening of the village of Baranova27. May he and the people around him there and all who will live in those houses be safe.”
“Thanks for all your work,” wrote another person.
Maks Chmerkovskiy shared a video showing homes being packed to be shipped “within 10 days” to be on site.
“Our first 10 houses are being packed… We should have our first Baranova27 settlement and this is a very, very exciting project that will undoubtedly help a lot of people,” says Chmerkovskiy in the video.
Fans took to his comments section to let him know that they appreciate his work.
“Wow. Amazing to see where your family and supporters have put that effort,” one person wrote.
Another commented: “Thank you for all the hard work, love and support your team is giving to your home country and the people of 🇺🇦 Ukraine. You are a great example of all the good things in the world.”
Dancing With the Stars returns to a new home in Fall 2022. The show will now air live exclusively on Disney+ instead of ABC.
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