We purchase and receive donations of used and new clothing. Some of it is necessary gear for the defenders, other is clothing for their families.
We use donated funds to purchase necessary medical supplies, then our coordinator is able to transport it to the defenders.
We support a youth soccer team in Ukraine, and also send and have received donations of soap, homemade blankets, and other fun and necessary items.
Thanks to many volunteers, literally across Europe and Ukraine, and generous donors, we were able to purchase this 2014 van in Europe, and have it delivered to the front line in Bahkmut; to be used as an ambulance to move wounded into hospitals. Thanks to one last minute $1,000 donation, we stocked the van with four battlefield surgical beds. We have received lists of needs from five front line medical units; and continue to do our best to fulfill them.
Current Need: $20,500 to pay World Medical Relief in Southfield for two 40ft containers of donated medical supplies (44 4 x 4 x 4ft boxes), and ship to Poland, where they will be retrieved by trusted volunteers and delivered to hospitals in Ukraine.
We have a smaller need for $350 to buy 30 Nasopharyngeal kits, as well as a need for an endoscope for a neurologist in Dnipro.
When donations are used for this program, 100% of funds go towards buying supplies and/or shipping packages to Ukraine. This is a program run by volunteers.
We have gotten the opportunity to support a youth soccer team in Ukraine. It is coached by the husband of our coordinator, and half of the children on the team are currently without a father because of the war. We were lucky enough to receive a donation of soccer uniforms and gear from families in Berkley, MI. Now, the Ukrainian team is able to play and practice wearing uniforms from South Oakland County Soccer (SOCS) teams. This team is not only a way for kids to learn a sport, but it is a way for them to make friends, have a father figure (their coach), and have some normalcy and fun in this time of chaos.