Ukraine: Supply Chain to the Donbas

July 2022
I AM BACK IN UKRAINE!!!!
THANK YOU! We officially raised over 100k with GoFundMe so far!

I’m offering the best return on investment in the humanitarian world: $1 gets $164 worth of medical equipment to people who need it. 1:164 ROI is a pretty good ratio in any industry. The average value for pallets I’m bringing over the ocean is $42,000 US hospital-grade medical supply. So $255 gets me one more pallet. Watch the video here; https://www.facebook.com/674872703/videos/1403658990111118/

The need is urgent, my friends.
This is what schools look like in Ukraine. Don’t forget about this. We must dig in and do what the Greatest Generation did… all hands on deck for people being slaughtered in a senseless war. There are less and less of that generation around to teach us how to act… it is up to us now.


Thanks again team, because of you, we are saving lives and getting the important work done.

Slava Ukraini!
Mark



July 5, 2022

Our little team of 25 of us from 7 countries has raised over $125k and we have moved over $1.5 million worth of medical supplies to the Donbas and as close as 3 miles from the Russian enemy lines. That's over $22k worth of medical equipment a DAY since I arrived here in the region on April 1, 2022. 

I have negotiated this 5.2 cents per pound shipping rate from New York City and I have been authorized to ship an unlimited number of these containers at this price! Our first shipments of 32 pallets of material has started to leave the US as of last week and we should be receiving it in Dnipro in mid-July. The average time from container departure to port is 23-37 days. Once we endure the initial lag time, (supplemented by small air shipments of 2-6 pallets) we aim to send a minimum of one container per week (20 standard pallets). We can send up to 44,000lbs of lifesaving medical supply for a mere $2309.31 per 40' shipping container! Let's do this!
 
Spread the word my friends and I cant wait to see you all!

Slava Ukraini!
Mark

UPDATE MAY 2022
I've got access to hundreds of pallets of DONATED hospital grade medical supplies from 15 warehouses throughout the United States -- All I need is the money to pay for shipping! If we can raise $3,500 more dollars, I will receive 4,000 lbs of medical supplies to Donbas, Ukraine (within 3 miles of the Russian enemy lines)! Anything helps.

Thank you everyone, Slava Ukraini!
Mark

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GREAT NEWS!! I've got leads on vans and buses to acquire in Poland and it looks like we'll be able to get a vehicle for our humanitarian needs for under $20k. 
I've heard from contacts in Ukraine that they need medicines as those supply lines are running thin, food for children and babies, food for civilians, water, and DIAPERS. Lots of diapers! 
- More updates soon as I arrive in Warsaw!

Slava Ukraini!
Mark

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UPDATE 20 MARCH 2022
- I've been getting more intel from on the ground at the border and it looks like we'll be able to secure a vehicle in Poland for much cheaper than originally planned. What they're doing to extract refugees from inside Ukraine right now is to get a hold of regular civilian van. I'm assembling a database of people still inside Ukraine who wish to get out or need supplies. Please keep the names and contacts coming of those who are in need. 
When we surpass the amount needed to secure the vehicle, then we'll use this money to fill those vans with supplies for our mission into Ukraine. 

Look at it this way... Everyone seems to be wondering what they could possibly do to help people over there in Ukraine. Let's channel that desire to help into this effort to sponsor a bus or many buses to get as many people out as possible. I just wanted to put that little idea in your head and I'm certain good people everywhere will respond. 

Thank you everyone! 
Slava Ukraini!

Your Pal, 
mark

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Keep up with the journey on social and youtube @markjlindquist and requests for specific supplies will come once I'm boots on the ground in Poland/Ukraine.
Thank you all for taking action to help these people in their time of need!
Mark

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  • Sarah & Jon Radermacher 
    • $250 
    • 3 d
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    • $50 
    • 7 d
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    • $100 
    • 11 d
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    • $20 
    • 11 d
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    • $150 
    • 21 d
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Fundraising team (2)

Mark J. Lindquist 
Organizer
Raised $2,350 from 21 donations
Moorhead, MN
Carrie Kinslow 
Team member