Greydon Lumelleau, a Grade 6 student at Saint Mary’s School in Ridgefield with personal ties to Ukraine, sprang into action when he learned of the country’s predicament. Lumeleau, an aspiring artist, quickly created an art portfolio which is sold at Audrey Road on Bailey Avenue.
Lumeleau explains: “I’m doing this to help Ukraine because one of my aunts is from Ukraine and I wanted to help her family who still lives there. My goal is to raise $1,000. I appreciate anyone who helps by purchasing a painting from Audrey Route.”
Funds raised from the sale of Lumeleau’s paintings will go directly to the non-profit International Rescue Committee (IRC), a global humanitarian, relief and development non-governmental organization that currently provides food, medical care and emergency aid to the Ukrainian people.
Sales were quick and Greydon had to restock their original facility.
“Greydon has been a student at Saint Mary’s School since kindergarten. I’m not at all surprised that Greyden has taken action,” principal Anna O’Rourke said. “He has a good heart and compassion for others. In the true spirit of our Catholic faith, he supports those in need.”
*Image #2 shows Greydon Lumeleau with one of his masterpieces in front of Audrey Road, Bailey Avenue, Ridgefield.