A grassroots initiative that provides immediate
life saving medical supplies, protective gear
and humanitarian relief not provided by government agencies.
Our aid to the people of Ukraine is direct.
No overhead. Proven delivery.
Assist Ukraine is currently a project of the co-founders. Assist Ukraine is in the process of incorporating as a nonprofit corporation and obtaining its 501(c)(3) determination letter. Assist Ukraine has partnered with Families Assisting Families, an Alaska nonprofit corporation (Entity # 10189507; EIN # 88-1155722), and the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), a 501(c)(3) organization.
Assist Ukraine responds quickly to constantly changing needs on the ground; the group’s representatives who live near the frontline act in a terrain that they know. As a result, the operational costs are close to zero and the efficency is close to perfect.
Anna Husarska, journalist and political analyst.
“I don’t know enough words of thanks to give Assist Ukraine for helping us with orphaned children in Ukraine.”
Pavel, Orphanage Administrator
“A big thanks to our friends at Assist Ukraine for funding the upgrade of our ambulances. We appreciate your continued partnership.”
Rostyslav Bilavaka, honored with the State Award of Ukraine for “saving lives and evacuation of wounded soldiers.”
We have delivered hundreds of thousands of dollars of high-end medical supplies and protective gear, food to cities under attack, and have helped to start a children’s home for displaced orphans.
Anne Garrels, long time NPR correspondent and co-founder of Assist Ukraine
News & Features
Assist Ukraine Director Olga Shpak and our friend, journalist Anna Husarska have recently been interviewed by The Telegraph, one of the major UK newspapers for their podcast Ukraine: the Latest. The conversation with Olga and Anna about Assist Ukraine starts at 47:22....
Have Gear, Will Deliver: Why I Carry Supplies to Ukrainian Troops (excerpts)By Anna Husarska, a journalist and political analyst Kharkiv (Ukraine) This past summer, Britain’s defense minister at the time, Ben Wallace, chided Ukraine for not showing enough gratitude...
"From the first days of the invasion, Anne Garrels, the other co-founders of Assist Ukraine, and I have been amazed at the courage and resiliency of Ukrainian people. We have been in awe of how they fight, not just for their country, but for the democratic values of...
I drive donated equipment to Ukraine’s frontlines. Here’s a photo diary of my deliveries. When Vladimir Putin’s Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, I was a long way away, scuba diving in Madagascar. Having decided to stop reporting on conflicts, I was writing a...
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine upended Olga Shpak’s life—and a generation of science. Jackie Flynn MogensenJuly+August 2023 Issue The first time I spoke with Olga Shpak, I made the mistake of beginning as I often do when interviewing researchers: by asking for some...
ALASKAN PUBLIC MEDIA | PBS NPR | With Alaskans’ help, Ukrainian woman gets much-needed supplies to her war-torn country
With Alaskans’ help, Ukrainian woman gets much-needed supplies to her war-torn country By Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage May 8, 2023 An aid group with roots in Alaska has been working to get much-needed supplies to Ukraine, as that war-torn country...
“Assist Ukraine focuses on helping the people who are still in Ukraine who are fighting for their lives and their future,“ explains Anne Garrels, a long-time NPR correspondent and co-founder of Assist-Ukraine. “We are poised to respond to their immediate humanitarian needs. We have delivered hundreds of thousands of dollars of high-end medical supplies and protective gear, food to cities under attack, and have helped to start a children’s home for displaced orphans in a safe area in Western Ukraine.”
The Ukrainian army is fighting valiantly to defend their country. While it is amazing that 300,000 civilians have joined the Territorial Defense Forces, Ukraine does not have the capacity to outfit these volunteers with the necessary protective equipment and medical supplies. These defenders need effective body armor, helmets and individual first aid kits (IFAKs). As the war enters a new and even more brutal phase, the need for immediate delivery of these items is greater than ever. You can help them by donating today!
100% of your donation goes to obtaining supplies and critical resources that are saving lives.
To ensure every cent of every donation is used to purchase needed supplies, the Assist Ukraine founders are personally covering all transportation, resourcing, logistics, and communication costs.
Time is of the essence!
Assist Ukraine is incorporated as a nonprofit corporation and is in the process of obtaining its 501(c)(3) determination letter. Assist Ukraine has partnered with Families Assisting Families, an Alaska nonprofit corporation (Entity # 10189507; EIN # 88-1155722), and the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), a 501(c)(3) organization.
Assist Ukraine has partnered with the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), a 501(c)(3) organization.
A Child’s Plea
Without prompting, this young Ukranian girl recorded and posted this plea to the world.
We Coordinate With
Charitable Organization Dobrodiiarium
Defenders of Ukraine
Families Assisting Families
Uniters United Volunteers
Phoebe Putney Health Systems
Ukrainian Medical Association of North
Ukrainian Territorian Defense Forces
United Foundation in Warsaw