In February 2022 several Ukrainian cities were invaded and attacked by Russian military. Amid this invasion, many Ukrainian civilians have been displaced, injured, imprisoned, lost homes, lost loved ones, and in some instances lost their lives or have otherwise been put in danger.
Many were looking for a way to support those impacted by the war in Ukraine. The MORE Gives Foundation established the Ukrainian Relief Fund in an effort to provide a way for people to help.
The MORE Gives Foundation established the Ukrainian Relief Fund with a unique implementation and involvement directly with people in Ukraine. By chance, the son of the directors of the MORE Gives Foundation lived in Ukraine for two years with a group of friends who established a network of what we call “runners”.
These runners are feet on the ground in different Ukrainian cities that are taking donated funds and purchasing desperately needed food, medical supplies, and other items that are delivered directly to individuals and families in need.
This is unique implementation in that these funds have an impact directly and almost as soon as they are sent. We are helping raise funds for these runners to obtain the needed food and supplies for Ukrainian civilians.
In addition to this effort, funds raised by MORE Gives are being channeled to other organizations that can deliver food and supplies directly into the country.
By virtue of how this fund is set up through the MORE Gives Foundation, over 97% of all the funds are able to be used for their intended purposes. Very little is used for processing and overhead.
It’s incredible to see that the connections and relationships that this group of friends created years ago are now coming back to benefit people in Ukraine in such a meaningful and impactful way. It’s a labor of love as those here in the U.S.A. coordinate with those in Ukraine while on opposite sides of the globe.
Our hearts go out to the Ukrainian people and all those impacted in this difficult and frightening situation. If you would like to donate to the Ukrainian Relief Fund click here.