Litvinenko has joined other Ukranian-Americans in Connecticut in working to fundraise and organize efforts to provide international aid to Ukraine.
One year ago, when Russia invaded her native country of Ukraine, everything changed for former Miss Connecticut USA Olga Litvinenko.
A Stamford resident is back home after spending months in Ukraine providing critical aid to hard-hit areas of the war-torn country.
About 200 people gathered at Greenwich Town Hall on Tuesday to stand in solidarity with Ukraine.
Several rallies in support of Ukraine are scheduled for this week, including a couple on Tuesday.
Greenwich resident and native Ukrainian Olga Litvinenko helped bring her mother Tamara back from a visit to Kyiv, Ukraine 10 days before the Russian invasion.
There are many individuals and organizations statewide that are aiding the relief efforts for war-torn Ukraine, including a former Miss Connecticut, who was born and lived in Ukraine as a child.
Greenwich is hoping to step up and provide a little light and hope for the city of Izyum and Ukraine.
When Olga Litvinenko and her family members finally reached her great-aunt on the phone in Ukraine earlier this month, they could hear explosions.