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February 2023

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Stephens, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist, in support of Kasparov's Renew Democracy Initiative. Together, Natalie and Barry actively assist refugees through Project Welcome Ukraine, the nonprofit that Natalie founded to provide housing, furnishings, and used cars for 15 families — women and children — who resettled in Mira Mesa, at least temporarily, during the war with Russia. Philanthropist Jeanne Herberger recently donated $1 million to the cause, and others have provided additional funds and goods. e day after our interview, the Moores family personally delivered furniture to Ukrainian families. "We continue to ask for everybody's help as there are many more families in need, worried about the uncertainty of their situation and about their loved ones back home" says Natalie. "e support and kindness they are receiving will either be the foundation of new lives here or will help them rebuild their country when they return to Ukraine," she says. Although Natalie persuaded her 71-year-old father Oleksander to leave the country when the bombs began to fall, he wants to return to his native land to fight in the war. "Ukrainians will never give up," she says. As I pull out of their driveway, I pause to watch the blue-and- yellow Ukrainian flag waving high above their home, a symbol of both pride and defiance, as the war marks its first anniversary this month. projectwelcomeukraine.org, changeforjustice.org TOP Barry's favorite outdoor space is the patio, complete with a hot tub, pizza oven, and barbecue, where the Mooreses entertain family and friends BOTTOM Houston architect Robert Griffin says he designed the main house to "complement and blend into the existing topography, creating courtyards and terraces that weave interior living spaces with exterior spaces" << @ranchandcoast RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2023 59

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