Two of our ambulances arrived today at Mykolaiv, as well as the products them. We are hopeful that this humanitarian aid will help alleviate the struggle of the Ukrainian people in the midst of this senseless war.
After weeks working out logistics and paperwork, today is the day of ambulances will depart towards Ukraine. We filled with IFAKS, baby food and formula, baby diapers and canned food to provide the maximum aid and support that we can. These ambulances are headed towards the Mykolaiv children's hospital, while the baby products will be delivered to the nearby orphanage.
The three ambulances we purchased have just arrived in Warsaw! After crossing multiple countries, we are ready to preparing it to cross the Polish-Ukrainian border.
We were invited by Coldplay and Global Citizen to attend the band's concert in Warsaw and talk about our mission and achievements. We experienced so much love and warmth from the crowd!
We received some amazing volunteers from Love Button who came to Atrium to help us organize our warehouse after the bulk purchase two days ago. Thank you so much for the help!
Atrium, the refugee center that Team Ukraine Love runs, has received today another big purchase of 10 pallets of food and hygiene products, including basic supplies like milk, sugar, and water.
One of our team members, Max Rantz-McDonald, visited Florence today to finalize the purchase of three ambulances that we will be sending into Ukraine to support our partners at the medical front.
For the past few days, some of our team members have traveled into Ukraine to deliver aid themselves. They have reached some of the towns most affected by the war, including Borodyanka and Bucha, seeing the destruction up close - a cruel reminder of the ongoing conflict taking place across the border from us.
Team Ukraine Love continues to work relentlessly to continue to deliver humanitarian aid to a number of Ukrainian cities and organizations, including Hlukiv, Kharkiv, Bucha, Sumy Oblast, and others. Follow @teamukrainelove on Instagram for nearly daily updates of pictures of our aid being received by our partners!
We have entered an agreement with the municipal government to run the operations at the Atrium refugee center under full management from our team, with the help of a grant. This will allow us to help refugees in Poland directly, helping us understand how to best attend to the needs of those affected by the war.
Today we purchased a total of 11 pallets of mostly food products. These will be delivered to the city of Bucha, which only a few weeks ago made international headlines after the massacre that took place under Russian occupation.
The city of Chernihiv received a number of pallets of food thanks to your donations today. Check out pictures of this incredible delivery below!
On Friday we had a meeting with the Congressional Office for International Leadership. We met with Maura Shelden and Jane Sargus from COIL and Piotr Dobrosz from American Councils for International Education. We have shared our experience as first responders in the Ukraine crisis, explained how our team and operations work and have discussed future cooperation.
On the same day, we also delivered multiple boxes of Individual First Aid Kits (IFAKs) into Ukraine, containing essential life-saving materials, bleeding control and major wound treatments.
Today we celebrated Vyshyvanka - a Ukrainian holiday that aims to preserve folk traditions of the creation and use of ethnic embroidered clothes.
The aid purchased today will arrive to the city of Dubrovytsia, Ukraine, from another of our bulk orders. From there, the supplies will continue to be distributed to cities in need in the country.
Today’s delivery went to the city of Szczawnica in Poland, from where it will be distributed to Ukrainian refugees across the country. As always, basic food supplies like flour, sugar, milk, and canned meats were purchased, as well as hygiene items like toilet paper and soap.
Multiple pallets of food products have been taken to the city of Lviv, to be distributed further to other cities in Ukraine, including Chernihiv.
We continue to support the Radom Refugee Help Center with periodic deliveries of food and hygiene products. Today, we delivered 9 pallets to aid their incredible operations!
Our team purchased and delivered 14 laptops for the students and teachers at the Lokomotywa kindergarten in Radom. We hope these will help the school expand the educational opportunities it provides to the kids!
We purchased a number of generators that will be sent to Zhytomyr and distributed to other cities throughout Ukraine.
Today was another big day of purchases! Part of our team filled up a van with food and hygiene products to be sent to the city of Rovno, in Ukraine.
We also brought some supplies to our partners at the refugee center we collaborate with at Atrium, in Warsaw. Our team members and partners are doing an incredible job helping meet the needs of those affected by the conflict.
Our team continues to distribute gift cards at local refugee shelters. These gift cards give the chance to purchase items of their necessity with dignity of choice, instead of solely receiving basic supplies distributed at centers. Check out how many people gathered around our volunteers to receive these vouchers for their families
We have purchased 12,484 food and hygiene items that were taken to the Radom Refugee Help Center with which we have been collaborating for a few weeks now. We filled up two entire vans! This has been our biggest purchases yet and will help ensure that many families are able to enjoy Easter with their needs met. The exact quantities of each product can be found out as outlined in our Instagram post at @teamukrainelove.
Handmade knitted hats coming in from Wisconsin, courtesy of the family of one of our members, have been delivered to cities in Ukraine.
Team Ukraine Love helped organize a pledging summit hosted by Global Citizen, the European Commission, and the Government of Canada. A total of $ 10.1 billion dollars were pledged in loans and grants for refugees and displaced people in Ukraine and around the world!
Our partners will be taking in medical supplies to the Kyiv area to support combat medics on the ground.
Today we also aided the distribution center at Pomocne Bielany with milk, oil, sugar, flour, coffee, breakfast food, canned meats, and cleaning products.
We filled 5 carts of food and baby formula at the supermarket to be taken to the distribution center at Warsaw.
Recently, one of the mothers we have been supporting gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. We prepared their apartment to welcome the mother and child.
Yes Theory uploaded today a touching video of their time collaborating with Team Ukraine Love. We invite you to check it out to have a better understanding of how the group came to be, what our work on the ground looks like, and who some of our members are.
For the last few days we have been delivering Barbie dolls to girls at the centers we collaborate with. Astronauts, teachers, doctors… "you can be anything"!
Today was a big day! We are starting to get pictures of the generators we purchased that have been distributed at different points in Ukraine.
We also had another big McDonald's delivery to children, but this time with a special surprise: a magic show from Y the Magician ( @magicofy ), both in Polish and Ukrainian. In the last weeks, we have delivered 1950 McDonald's meals to refugees both at centers and at Warsaw's Central Train Station.
As part of our partnership with McDonalds' Poland, we delivered dozens of meals at a refugee center in Warsaw. The kids were delighted with the surprise!
Today we delivered 240 bed sets (including mattresses, duvets, and pillows) from Slovenia to refugee centers in Warsaw, Poland!
Today we launched our Instagram page! You can follow us at @teamukrainelove to see what we have been up to. We also continue to go on supply runs to support the centers distributing food, clothes, and cleaning products to refugees and hosting families who fled Ukraine.
We dropped off more supplies at the border in Hrebenne & Przemyśl. Diapers, baby wipes, baby food, sleeping bags, & medication were taken into Ukraine.
We made another trip to Medyka at the border of Ukraine and Poland, and brought medical supplies, medicine, sleeping bags, daybeds, a heater, handwarmers, and more sweets for the kids. Many of these supplies were transferred to someone who brought them over the border to Ukraine.
We have begun distributing gift cards at local refugee shelters. These gift cards give people access to local department stores where they can purchase food, clothing, and a variety of other necessities. Gift cards give people "dignity of choice", meaning instead of only receiving basic supplies from mass distribution, the support is personalized.
We have been doing daily deliveries of McDonald's Happy Meals to local refugee centers and surrounding train stations where refugees are coming in from Ukraine.
We drove from Warsaw to Medyka today, which lies on the border of Ukraine and Poland, to drop off supplies to people crossing over. We brought a variety of supplies, including socks, underwear, blankets, bags, coats, and sweets for the children.
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We drove by all Polish - Ukrainian border crossings, talking with local volunteers and refugees, gathering information on what items are needed the most.
Arrived to Poland, rented a car and drove straight to the border between Poland and Ukraine.