Since the last days of February, the world turned its eyes and hearts to the Eastern Europe and its people. With the outbreak of the war, the life the Ukrainians knew suddenly ended. Many of them had to leave their homes to seek a shelter or go fight defend their country which resulted in humanitarian crisis.
By Romanita Oprea
A group of Ukrainian companies formed an initiative called Help Ukraine Center that aims to collect and deliver humanitarian and medical aid for people in Ukraine, at regions that need them the most.
The common goal: to bring the help where it is needed the most
Ukrainians in flashpoint areas urgently need medications, food, blankets, warm clothes, and other humanitarian aid, but usual supply chains are currently unavailable. Help Ukraine Center is a joint initiative of a few biggest Ukrainian companies that are currently setting up a network of warehouses for humanitarian and medical aid and establishing logistics chains to allow faster delivery to Ukraine. The list of warehouses is on the website and is constantly updated.
Any person in the world can send unaddressed aid to one of the HELPUKRAINE.CENTER warehouses. Once it reaches Ukraine it will be transferred to the Armed Forces of Ukraine for further distribution. The project was created with the participation of TIS, Rozetka, Nova Poshta, Ukrposhta, Dragon Capital, Fozzy Group and others and the initiative has already been supported by actress Jennifer Aniston and singer Sting.
How can we help?
First, there is a high demand for tactical medicine kits, medical equipment, canned and easy to use food, energy bars, baby food, hygiene products for babies and moms. Full list of needed goods available here. Help Ukraine Center also accepts donations for the purchasing medications and other necessary humanitarian products. They accept payments based on Ernst Prost Foundation / Menschen für Frieden – Frieden Foundation Bank, Germany: Baden-Württembergische Bank (BW-Bank). To donate click here.
In addition to product and financial aid, the initiative seeks volunteers who can help with sorting and transportation. People willing to help can register by filling out the form available here and choose the warehouse they can come to support in Poland (Chełm, lubelskie voivodeship) or Ukraine (Lviv).
Those who wants to provide help, please see more details at Help Ukraine Center