I've seen Russian savagery first hand
Last week the Ukraine Freedom Project delivered 22 tons of food to Kharkiv, a city under constant shelling by Russians.
While the news media may have moved on, the suffering in Ukraine is only increasing. I’m here to tell you about what the Ukraine Freedom Project is doing about it.
Come say hello this Wednesday, July 20th from 4pm to 6pm at Bullfeathers.
Only a few weeks ago, half of Kharkiv was under Russian control - the city is only 30 miles from the Russian border. The Russians have been pushed back but they left horrific devastation in their wake. The Ukraine Freedom Project, in partnership with an international organization, brought 22 tons of food to Kharkiv last week. I went out with the brave Ukrainians delivering the food to people whose homes are in such a state of destruction that they are essentially camping. We drove for about an hour and every building I saw was either bombed or burned out. I counted four schools, three university buildings and a hospital destroyed.
The Ukraine Freedom Project has been partnering with established international organizations who have the capability to bring large amounts of food to warehouses in safer parts of Ukraine. Procurement is not our speciality, but UFP’s partners are willing to go places where international NGOs will not. Places like the villages in the 30-mile stretch between Kharkiv and the Russian border, where jobs have gone away and food is hard to get even if one has money.
On the next trip we are bringing in medical supplies and medicines to hospitals overwhelmed by the wounded from the front, both civilian and military.
I’m willing to live in a war zone to make this happen, but what we really need to make this happen is generosity from our friends who believe in our mission.
Kharkiv alone needs about $1600 per week for auto fuel, truck rental, car repairs, and car replacement (these things get blown up sometimes) to deliver food to dangerous places. And Kharkiv is not the only place we are working.
Please donate now to help the Ukraine Freedom Project continue to help our Ukrainian partners in Kharkiv continue their brave work. $3200 will get them through the end of the month. UFP has helped save thousands of lives so far. Help us continue the work.
If you want to hear more, I’m in town! Drop by Bullfeathers this Wednesday, July 20th from 4p to 6p to say hello and I can give you a deep dive on what it looks like in Kharkiv.
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