By Jaclyn Peiser, March 7, 2022 at 6:05 a.m. EST
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Hilary Mak was at home in Surrey, England, on Thursday afternoon when her daughter shared an Instagram post about a way to send money to Ukrainians.
The idea, the message said, was to book Airbnbs.“It captured my imagination,” Mak, 59, said in an interview with The Washington Post.
“I have donated to charities, but I thought maybe this was a way to connect to people in an individual way … and to let them know that people are behind them and want to do whatever they can to help.
”Mak found a rental in Kyiv and messaged the host telling her she wanted to help. The host responded immediately, Mak said.