Door County candlemakers mobilize for Ukraine

“I remember I was sitting and watching the news two weeks ago, and I was so mad, and I was hurt, and I was upset and I was feeling helpless,” said Christiana Gorchynsky Trapani. She wanted to take action as she saw images of Russian forces brutally attack Ukraine and its people.

“I was talking to my family, and I was like, I need to do something with this anger, Trapani said.

As a second-generation Ukrainian, her mission was personal.

“I knew I wanted to do something to help,” Trapani added. “So I figured, well, I know how to make candles, we have a candle company. Let’s use this.”