Vans Without Borders
Vans Without Borders have helped thousands of desperate and vulnerable Ukrainians impoverished as a result of Russian aggression. Alongside directly supporting those in areas devastated by Russia we have also teamed up with a variety of organisations that support individuals ranging from children in hospices, to groups that support children with Down syndrome, and also retirement homes who have been left without assistance as a result of the conflict.We also orchestrated a major operation teaming up with a local church in Kyiv and the Ukrainian army to deliver 4 tonnes of essential supplies to Chernihiv, an area 20km from the Belarussian border that was totally flattened by Russia and has been largely ignored by international aid organisations.
69th Sniffing Brigade
Members of the LIFT99 startup community and citizens of Ukraine & Estonia. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, we have been on a mission to support the Ukrainian army and people. As part of the larger NAFO community, we established the 69th Sniffing Brigade Fund which works tirelessly in pursuit of Ukraine's inevitable victory by organising, fundraising, and delivering support to the front lines.
We have worked with a number of Ukrainian software development companies, from customised web and mobile app development to complex financial services products. Ukrainian tech solutions are well designed and coded, and delivered smoothly at a great price point. As us for a specific recommendation.
UNITED24 was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine.
Donors can choose 1 of 5 directions of support, deciding where their funds will be distributed: Defence, Humanitarian Demining, Medical Aid, Rebuild Ukraine or Education and Science.
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