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San Antonio bakery renews efforts to raise funds for Ukraine forces

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Laika Cheesecake and Espresso

The war in Ukraine will have lasted one year on Feb. 24, and Ukraine's supporters have not given up trying to send help to its defenders.

Laika Cheesecake and Espresso, a bakery shop in Alamo Heights, plans a fundraising event this weekend to gather more donations to aid Ukraine forces.

A post on the shop’s social media said, “It is my only dream for Russian army to retreat and never come back.”

Last year, the shop held a fundraiser that raisedmore than $72,000, which helped them purchase and send medical supplies and tactical gear to fighters on the frontlines.

The owners hoped to repeat the successful fundraising event again this year.

It’s been one year since Russia’s brutal unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. The ten-day special military operation didn’t go as planned for Russian leader Putin. The war wages on, but with the strong commitment of the United States and President Biden. Prospects for peace are gloomy. What is the endgame ?

The public can donate to the cause in several ways.

  • On Friday and Saturday, customers can visit the shop, located at 4718 Broadway, to purchase cheesecakes. The shop will donate all sales toward assisting Ukraine and will not deduct production or ingredient costs, which means every dollar spent goes directly toward aid for Ukraine.
  • Participating in an auction is another way to help the local shop raise funds. Several pieces of artwork created by customers are on display at the shop and have been posted on its Instagram page to be auctioned off. The works of art range from embroidery to paintings. All of the artworks are numbered with a description on all social media platforms. The winners of the auction will be announced Saturday.
  • People can also make a donation online at the shop’s website.
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