One of the most needed things in Ukraine these days is equipped ambulance vans. Many of them were destroyed or damaged during the first weeks of the war and much more lives could be saved by simply providing emergency care in time. The situation with ambulances in combat areas is so critical now that, according to doctors and volunteers, every car where you can put a stretcher is already an ambulance, and a car with lung ventilation equipment is considered fully equipped. This campaign was initially created to raise funds to supply two equipped ambulances for the National specialized children’s hospital «Ohmatdyt» in Kyiv, Ukraine which serves not only children but also wounded civilians these days. With your help, we have reached that goal and two fully equipped ambulance vans were delivered to the hospital as promised. We do not stop here and continue to collect money to send more ambulances to the war-affected regions of Ukraine.
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We are a self-organized group of volunteers who united their efforts for purchasing and delivering ambulances to Ukrainian hospitals, as well as medical and humanitarian aid. Originally from different countries all around the globe, most of us live in Europe.
In order to make our work efficient, organized, and transparent, we registered a non-profit organization "Zeilen van Vrijheid " (The Sails of Freedom Foundation) in the Netherlands. Our foundation does not have salaried employees and keeps administrative costs as low as it can while ensuring its smooth operations.
We are in direct contact with Ukrainian hospitals, local officials, and volunteers. We also partner with a few other humanitarian aid organizations and groups in Europe. We buy and equip used ambulance vans across the EU on request from Ukrainian hospitals or local authorities, make technical inspections, arrange export documents and drive the vehicles to the Ukrainian border, loaded with humanitarian aid on request. From the border, the cars are delivered to the receivers by the Ukrainian volunteers.
After registering our foundation in late February, we have already delivered over 130 ambulance vans, 30 support vehicles, 1 fire truck, and over 200 tons of medicine and food. We are working now on getting more cars and supplies for the next convoy.
Every donation you make, no matter the size, means that we can help save more lives in war-torn Ukraine.