My name is Casey Venafro. I have started this fundraiser to help support a mission to provide emergency medical supplies and training to Police, Fire and First responders at the front lines of the Ukrainian conflict. I will be traveling to Ukraine in November to provide critical first-line medical training to those men and women in harm's way. I will be partnered with a 501c non-profit. They have made several trips to the area and have seen firsthand the devastation that is befalling the citizens of Ukraine. The loss of life is a human rights catastrophe, and without the help of people like you and me, there is little that can be done to stem the tide of destruction. I am honored to volunteer my time and expertise to this great cause, but I need help.
Travel expenses are high, and I hope to raise $3500 to pay for myself and two fellow firefighters to come to the aid of this nation in distress. We also seek to send as many medical supplies and training hours as possible to these brave men and women who are fighting for their lives and the lives families. We will also be visiting emergency orphanages overwhelmed with an influx of very young children whose parents have been lost to this senseless war. They are alone and afraid, and we hope to provide them with some comfort and relief. The system available to care for these innocent children is understaffed and struggling; we hope we can help! We will be leaving on our next trip in 4 weeks. I call upon the might and compassion of our great nation to stand in the face of this great evil. Is this cause one that you can get behind? Any funds collected above and beyond our expenses will be used to purchase medical supplies, training aids, toys for children and fill other needs. These funds will go in full to serve these needs. We are all volunteers. All of these funds are funneled directly to those in need. Please share this with as many people as you can. I need your help!