Announcement

The Critical Mass and Local Alexandria, VA Partners Raise $4,500 for Razom for Ukraine

Alexandria, Virginia, April 28, 2023 – The Critical Mass LLC, a leading security and consulting firm, is pleased to announce their successful fundraising campaign exceeding the goal of $4,500 in support of partners at Razom for Ukraine. Razom is a leading non-profit dedicated to amplifying voices in Ukraine and directly supporting needs of communities and individuals impacted by the current conflict. This is following a successful campaign from 2022 when The Critical Mass (TCM) and partners raised over $4,000.

TCM partnered with Made In ALX, Lost Boy Cider, and the local Ukrainian-American community in Northern Virginia led by Ms. Stephanie Cheeseman, to sell over 90 hand painted Ukrainian pysanky eggs. Ms. Cheeseman was featured in a Washington Post article in March 2022 and led a contingent of artists who donated over 120 eggs in 2022 and 2023. Pysanky (pronounced PIH-san-kih – singular form is pysanka) are Ukrainian Easter eggs. The art has been passed down through generations of Ukrainians and are traditionally made during Lent to be given as gifts to friends and family.

The Critical Mass (TCM), LLC is an established security consulting firm based in Alexandria, Virginia. TCM was recognized by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce as the “2022 Best In Business Rising Star Of The Year Winner”. Founder and CEO, Ms. Jordan Wilhelm, is a former U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Officer and govcon executive with experience running global programs in support of the U.S. Department of State.