Two 20-ton trucks with food, medicine (including NATO first-aid kits and tourniquets) and military equipment were delivered to the fighters holding back the Russian army in Donbas. And in the near future, volunteers are planning a large supply of gas masks.
This became possible thanks to the unified and coordinated work of three charitable foundations - "Only Together" by Ihor Palitsa, "I-Volnovakh" by Dmytro Lubinets and Hope UA. TRC "Avers" informs about this.
"Today, it is very important to join forces so that humanitarian aid and volunteer aid are as targeted and qualitative as possible. It often happens that in one city, in one brigade, several loads arrive, various volunteer services help, and others are left out of attention. For this, the foundations need to unite, coordinate with various volunteer headquarters and do this work in a more qualitative and targeted manner. We have already discussed the cooperation of three charitable foundations: Igor Palitsa "Only together", "I Volnovakha" and "Hope UA". Such an association will help to create the largest and most powerful volunteer center in Western Ukraine," said Kateryna Shklyoda, head of the board of the Ihor Palitsa Foundation "Only Together".
According to her, the most important issue is logistics - how to deliver humanitarian goods across the country directly to the places of hostilities.
"The Donetsk direction is one of the most difficult today. And foreign drivers do not even enter the territory of Ukraine, so further humanitarian cargo must be delivered at their own expense. Currently, the Hope UA charity fund receives cargo from 15 countries. The goods are not dependent on the warehouse and are sent to the military in the Donetsk region almost immediately. The logistics are fully paid for by the Ihor Palitsa Foundation "Only Together". In our opinion, this is an extremely important issue, because without it the cargo will not reach the military. The "I Volnovakha" charity fund of People's Deputy Dmytro Lubinets is directly involved in the distribution of charitable aid in the Donetsk region," said Kateryna Shklyoda.