April 11th, 2022
This past Friday morning, 100 backpacks were loaded into vans and transported along with much needed emergency medical supplies and water filtration kits to Lviv, Ukraine. For the second time in less than 10 days, the backpacks you built, bought, and made available… are now in the hands of Ukrainian children seeking refuge from the war in Lviv. It is our sincere hope that everyone who has supported this mission, takes a moment to let that soak in. We have now established a logistical link enabling us to deliver our backpacks inside a war zone.
Loading up the vans in outside Düsseldorf Germany
The members of Ukrainian Friends Germany about to depart for Lviv
The trucks arriving at the Ukraine border
BY THE NUMBERS:
- 936 backpacks delivered
- Over 55k raised on our FUNDLY campaign page
- Over 320 volunteers
- 6,000+ hours of volunteer time
- 34 used suitcases given to refugee families
- 3,000 pieces of Hershey’s candy given out
AND WE ARE JUST GETTING STARTED!!!