Russia’s war on Ukraine: Spirit of America updates

As Russia continues its unlawful and unprovoked war on Ukraine, Spirit of America is working closely with US military and State Department personnel to meet the urgent needs of Ukrainian forces on the front lines, provide humanitarian assistance to displaced civilians, and send aid to Ukrainian refugees in neighboring countries.

Tune in here for regular updates on our efforts to support the Ukrainian people as they defend their independence.

Updates as of May 26

Members of our team are currently in Europe working alongside US military and State Department personnel to provide lifesaving assistance to the Ukrainian people. Our top priority is providing urgently needed supplies to Ukrainian soldiers and civilian volunteers on the front lines. It costs over $1,343 to outfit each Ukrainian defender with a ballistic helmet, bulletproof vest, and individual first aid kit.

We have already sent four Boeing 777 flights loaded with a total of 154 tons of assistance, including items such as kevlar vests, helmets, first aid kits, and food supplies, to Ukrainian forces. The fourth plane of assistance arrived in Ukraine over the weekend. It was carrying 50 tons of lifesaving aid — trauma kits, radios, bulletproof vests, ballistic helmets, and individual first aid kits. This 4th shipment was accompanied by a donation of nine buses to transport soldiers and supplies to and from the front lines.

During their recent trip to Ukraine, our Europe Regional Director, Colleen Denny, and Regional Program Manager, Matt Dimmick, had the opportunity to meet with Brigadier General Serhii Sobko, the Chief of Staff for Ukraine’s Territorial Defense Force which now has over 100,000 civilian volunteers. While meeting with our team, General Sobko offered valuable input that will help us tailor future shipments of lifesaving assistance to best meet the shifting needs of Ukrainian forces.

Join us on June 1st at 3:00pm EST for the third brieinf on our response to the Ukraine crisis. You will hear from CEO Jim Hake who will be joined by Terrell Chandler, Director of Field Operations, and Matt Dimmick, Europe Regional Program Manager, who just returned from Poland after successfully delivering the fourth shipment of aid. And visit this page for answers to all of your most frequently asked questions.

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No endorsement of Spirit of America by the US Department of Defense, Department of State, or US personnel is intended or implied.

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“You don't have to wear a uniform to serve the nation.™” and “Patriotism without politics.™” are trademarked by Spirit of America.

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