The third shipment of lifesaving assistance made it to the front lines in southern and eastern Ukraine around April 27th. The 49.2 tons of supplies included items such as food supplies, individual first aid kits, headlamps, bulletproof vests, ballistic helmets, and 1,074 pairs of combat boots donated by Rocky Boots.
Our last shipment of aid arrived in the region on May 18th and consisted of 50 tons of lifesaving equipment such as trauma kits, body armor, ballistic helmets, individual first aid kits, and radios. The supplies were in the hands of Ukrainians on the front lines within 36 hours. This 4th shipment was accompanied by a donation of nine 50-passenger buses to transport soldiers and supplies to and from the front lines, secured with funding support from the Howard G. Buffet Foundation.
Most recently, Spirit of America purchased 10 Mitsubishi trucks to help transport supplies and soldiers to the front lines and evacuate civilians and wounded. Our partners have identified a critical need for 300 more vehicles. To date, Spirit of America has delivered a total of 165 tons of aid to Ukraine’s brave defenders.
Because of the relationships we have built with networks on the ground, we are able to send the aid exactly where it is needed most; our deliveries are based on real-time operations. Once the fight started shifting to the east, we outfitted Ukrainian men and women in the Donbas with bulletproof vests and tactical helmets. Our trusted partners and logistics networks allow us to act swiftly in response to shifts on the battlefield, and deliver exactly what is needed to the most kinetic conflict zones.
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