Eslela Parra sits behind her sewing machine with a heavy heart just thinking about the people of Ukraine.
“It’s very sad because it’s hard to see how everything is going,” Parra said. “But for me, this is something I can do for them.”
Parra is one of several employees at WGN Flag & Decorating Company on Chicago’s South Side helping to make Ukrainian flags for the community.
“Since the invasion began, the outpouring of support for the Ukrainian community and the Ukrainian people have just been absolutely outstanding,” said owner Carl Gus Porter III. “Whether you’re Ukrainian or a local business or a church, everybody wants to show that outcry of support.”
The family owned business has been around for more than 100 years. The owner told NBC 5 that people have been showing up, calling and placing orders online for the Ukrainian flags, and so far they’ve made about 100 of them.
“We are able to produce them faster than we can a lot of…