Russians for Ukraine

Russians for Ukraine (RFU) is a grassroots volunteer organization founded on February 26, 2022, to help those impacted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Over 300 volunteers have come from around the world, serving for days/weeks/months. RFU works alongside NGOs, non-profits, and other groups from around the world, all focused on helping refugees in the area.

What we do:
  • Operate a shelter for refugees
  • Provide and arrange for short and long-distance travel
  • Deliver aid to refugees and Ukrainian families who remain in Ukraine (warm clothes, hygiene products, medical supplies, power banks, generators, etc.)
  • Provide advocacy services and referrals to advocacy groups
  • Provide services in Russian or Ukrainian (refugees' native language)

Where we do it:
  • Daily at the Przemysl Train Station
  • The pedestrian border crossing in Medyka
  • Our 30-person shelter in Przemysl
  • Delivering aid and passengers across Ukraine, Poland, and sometimes further

Who we do it for:
  • Hundreds of Ukrainian refugees cross the border in Medyka/Przemysl daily
  • Many are people with disabilities, often as a result of war-related injuries
  • Most are women, children, and the elderly, as men 16-60 can not leave Ukraine
  • Aid centers in Ukraine
  • Families living in Ukraine

How we do it:
  • A volunteer house in Medyka provides room and board to volunteers
  • Our shelter is used as a hub for services and consaltions for refugees
  • The garage acts as storage for humanitarian aid that will cross the border
  • We use our own and donated vehicles to transport people and aid

Your Donations will be used to meet our current needs:
  • Rent and utilities for the volunteer house and shelter
  • Food for the volunteer house
  • Fuel and maintenance for our vehicles
  • Costs related to shipping (postage, border fees etc)


  • Anonymous
    • $150 
    • 27 d
  • Anonymous
    • $10 
    • 1 mo
  • Vladimir Okonechnikov
    • $10 
    • 1 mo
  • Anastasia Shabalina
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 2 mos


Nikita Kaganovich
Kew Gardens, NY

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