I have both Ukrainian and Russian heritage, with family in both countries. The story is simple – One country is invading the other. This is modern day colonisation in action. Do the right thing. Support Ukraine.
Two free ways to help Ukraine: Promote and share Ukrainian voices. Report Russian propaganda.
If you want to donate money, the following Ukrainian charities are both frequently recommended by Ukrainians as charities that are actually helpful. Every bit helps, even a just few dollars contributes to the larger picture of Ukraine defending their homes, their language, their culture, their history, and their very existence.
Whatever you do, do not donate to Amnesty or the Red Cross. Ukrainians have seen them both help Russia and promote Russian propaganda. You might get a tax break donating to these large organisations, but they also actively deny assistance where it’s needed.