About Us

Cactus and Tryzub was founded in March 2022 in order to connect Ukrainian and Ukrainian-American community of Arizona to resources - local and national - for all things Ukrainian.


OUR MISSION

This organization emerged in response to ever expanding Russian aggression towards Ukraine.  This aggression lasted openly for 8 years and finally culminated in a massive and devastating military attack on the country in February of this year. Our immediate mission is to provide information and connect Ukrainians in the area to available community resources and events. The mission and focus are subject to change and evolve with the needs of our community.

OUR FOCUS

Activism. Fundraising. Refugees. Sociocultural.

WHO WE SERVE

Residents of Arizona state who care about Ukraine and its people.

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Meet the team

We are a team of local volunteers working on various Ukraine support initiatives. If you are interested in joining our ranks and become part of Cactus and Tryzub in a supportive role, please contact us. We look forward to connecting with you.

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Irene Amrine

Founder

Cactus and Tryzub is my passion project. I started this site to accompany initiatives which support the growing Ukrainian-American community of the greater Phoenix area.
Ternopil, Ukraine, was my home until I turned 14. My family immigrated to the US in 1997 as refugees. Members of my family, in one way or another, fought in anti-Russian resistance for generations.  To this day and from abroad, I continue my family's legacy in support of Ukraine and our people's fight for freedom.

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Oli Stokolosa

Co-founder, Director of Strategic Initiatives

Coming soon

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Olya Johnson

Director of Public Outreach and Engagement

Coming soon