For weeks now, organizations across the Golden Horseshoe have collected mountains of donations for Ukraine, however getting it from Canada to the entrance traces isn’t straightforward.
Keep Secure U-A, a non-profit in Niagara partnered with a crew of Ukrainians who’re braving the hazard to make the deliveries. They ship every little thing from meals to medical help and even navy supplies.
Aandryi Depko, one of many 4 founders of Keep Secure U-A says they take much-needed humanitarian help to the components of Ukraine that want it most.
Depko works with hospitals, navy items, native authorities officers, and different non-profit organizations to establish what is required and the place.
Then they faucet right into a community of contacts in Canada, the U.S., and Europe to safe donations, together with Niagara-based non-profit AMD for Hope, whose donations sourced from Niagara and Hamilton are critically necessary in keeping with Depko.
Depko and his crew of solely eight or ten volunteers get the provides from Warsaw, Poland to their warehouse in Lviv, Ukraine, after which from there they drive them to hard-hit cities and villages close to the entrance.
None of Depko’s crew has been killed or injured, however the hazard is ever-present.
Depko makes use of his community of contacts to get data on which roads are the most secure and plans deliveries as fastidiously as attainable. If he and his volunteers are killed Depko says a number of the most harmful locations wouldn’t get the help so desperately wanted.
Doing this work comes at a value, he has witnessed the true horror of the conflict, like the aftermath of Russian atrocities in Bucha and Hostomel, simply west of Kyiv.