“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 free societies everywhere. They have shown us how to resist tyranny and the threat of nuclear attack.
Assist Ukraine has received a great deal of appreciation from Ukrainians for the assistance we are providing. As thoughtfully expressed in this podcast by Timothy Snyder, there are also many things for which we can thank Ukrainians. – Art Davidson, Assist Ukraine Co-Founder.
Click here for an eerie behind the scenes look at the devastation wrought upon Ukraine during recent attacks by Russian troops, narrated by Olga Shpak.
While we still have a long way to go to meet our $800,000 goal to satisfy the critical needs in Ukraine, I want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to each of you who have donated. I am profoundly heartened by the outpouring of support. Just yesterday we received a generous gift of $2,000, it was accompanied by a touching note that read: “this $2,000 was going to go to a new car but giving here is more important.” Thank you for being a part of our team! Know that we remain fiercely resolute in our commitment to do everything in our power to serve the dire needs of our friends in Ukraine.
As you know, winter has come to Ukraine. Russia continues its merciless bombing of Ukraine’s power system. On December 7, Kyiv’s Mayor Vitali Klitschko warned of a “apocalypse” for the Ukrainian this winter. He added that Kyiv, along with most of our country might lose power, water, and heat. One way or another, everyone in Ukraine is now at risk. They need our help more than ever!
To meet the growing needs of the Ukrainian people we urgently need to raise $800,000 in the next 30 days. To help reach this goal, a generous donor has offered a $400,000 matching gift challenge and will match your donation, dollar for dollar. Money raised from this Lifesaving Matching Gift Challenge will be used for two fundamental purposes:
- to help Ukrainians survive the brutal winter that is upon them
- to help support a growing number of orphans.
Support received through this matching gift challenge will allow us to provide evacuation vehicles, generators, wood stoves, power stations, sleeping bags, winter parkas, pants, winter suits, hats, gloves and thermal underwear to those in need.
Additionally, Assist Ukraine will support the growing number of orphans by:
- providing clothes, bedding, and generators for the orphanage this winter and continued support for the future and
- providing opportunities for children aging-out of the orphanages to continue their education.
- expanding to a new orphanage. Assist Ukraine has been invited to partner with a French group in building a new facility to care for up to 500 children. Please invest in the future of these deserving children today.
Ukrainians are facing a brutal winter. They need our help more than ever!
The orphanage Assist Ukraine helped start in western Ukraine is now home to more than 100 children. They urgently need winter clothing, more blankets, and an electrical generating system. Immediate Financial Need: $30,000.
We are sourcing high-end winter survival coats, pants, boots and gloves that our partners in Ukraine get to people on the front and in areas recently recaptured. November financial need: $80,000.
Our help is needed more than ever. We are still operating with zero overhead. Please help as much as you can. Your donation through our website may be tax deductible through our sister nonprofit, Families Assisting Families.