Directly help people in Ukraine's Zaporizhzhya.

I'm originally from Ukraine and still have a family there (two brothers with their families and my parents). They live in Zaporizhzhia region in the south-east of Ukraine. My brother Sergey is volunteering at the regional volunteer center which collects and delivers supplies directly to people in the region as well as to defenders (both regular Ukrainian army and territorial defense forces).

Zaporizhzhia is a primary evacuation destination for people in occupied eastern and southern Ukraine, including Mariupol', Melitopol', Berdyans'k, Polohy and others. Evacuees are housed in city shelters and even in the city circus. They require warm clothes, bedding, food and water.

The supplies collected are primarily delivered to their destinations on private vehicles by volunteers.

The money collected in this fundraiser is sent directly to Sergey to be used to purchase supplies and fuel. They have purchased and delivered gas-powered electric generators, flashlights, medication, food as well as sleeping bags, mattresses and numerous other supplies. Every cent goes directly to help people of Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro regions without administration fees and other overhead of large humanitarian operations.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. Follow the updates on this campaign on the progress of the relief efforts. It is likely that the level of support needs is going to increase as the Russian military offensive in Donbass region is going to intensify in the coming days and weeks and more suffering is yet to come.

However as the initial shock and confusion of the war wore off, it became much clearer as to what is needed and what is the best way to help people, I'm raising the fundraiser goals to $40,000 as we can meaningfully utilize the funds to help evacuees and locals in the region.

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    • $300 
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  • Philip Lamoureux
    • $400 
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    • $400 
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Alex Vakulenko
Kitchener, ON

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