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Carrier Pidgeon was started by Matt & Natalia Potts and Ben Bridges in response to the 2022 war in Ukraine.
The situation in Ukraine is dire. Families are fleeing their homes, leaving everything behind. Every one they have ever known is either trapped or on the run, everything they have built for them selves is gone, and the places they call home are now a distant memory they may never be able to return to.
We run a pipline of aid from Krakow in Poland to Lviv in Ukraine, to trusted contacts that support local communities. And though the people of Ukraine have very little they are providing a rest stop for weary refugees fleeing west.
We recieve requests for food, medical supplies and power which we procure locally and send exactly what is needed where it arrives in just a couple of days. There are minimal operational costs as time, feul and transportation are being given freely. So you can know that what you give will be transfered dircetly into aid and will be with Ukrainians in as little as 24 hours.
If at any time it becomes impossible to transport aid into Ukraine, the remaining fund will be given to a reputable aid organisation working from Poland.
We are light, efficient and agile, and in a time of crisis like this, every moment counts.
For those who have got out of Ukraine the struggle has just begun. Now they have to find a new life, a home, new work, so they can start over in an unfamiliar place with a different language. This donation will provide a family with a months accomodation.
- Natalia Potts
- Matthew Potts
- Natalia Potts
Video Update - Shoes for the OrphanageUpdate posted by Natalia Potts at 08:57 am
Early morning aid shipment to LvivUpdate posted by Natalia Potts at 08:45 am
"It's 5:30 am Saturday. Matthew and two other guys have just left and are on the way to Lviv. There is humanitarian help for our friends Irena Huseva and Mykhailo Husiev (sleeping bags, medical, generators, food, army style boots, compasess) and for foster children (about 300 kids). The number of. . . . .
Candy for Kids in MariupolUpdate posted by Natalia Potts at 08:34 am
These children had fled from Mauriupol with their parents. It had taken them 64 hours to reach safety. Please read Matt's post below to find out more.
Friends in Czech Republic Hosting Four Families from MariupolUpdate posted by Natalia Potts at 08:20 am
Yesterday, we travelled to the Czech Republic to meet our friends, Genia and Asia. They currently are hosting 20 people in their home, all of whom have roots in Mariupol, Geniaâs home city. Genia himself hasnât had contact with his parents since the second day of the war, however, Asia. . . . .
Visa process!Update posted by Natalia Potts at 05:18 pm
I originally went over to help my wifes family cross the border and work out where they went next. The visa process to enter the UK is very complicated. Below are a couple of videos about that process.
Shipment has arrived in Lviv.Update posted by Natalia Potts at 04:38 pm
Out shipment has arrived in Lviv. Our contact wrote to us:"Thank you very very much for your gifts for our church and people we serve now. It was as though we received a piece of your heart :) We even did not want to say goodbye to guy who brought. . . . .
Matt's original videoUpdate posted by Natalia Potts at 12:08 pm
This is Matts original video explaining the situation in Ukraine and Poland. Feel free to share wherever you can. https://www.facebook.com/686070595/posts/101663400...
2 more generatorsUpdate posted by Natalia Potts at 09:49 am
2 more generators arrived. Thank you to everyone who has given so generously. They are been checked by brownie the dog. She approves.
Blankets & first Aid KitsUpdate posted by Natalia Potts at 04:54 pm
Today we were able to purchase blankets for Ukrainians who have made it to Poland & first aid kits, that will go out in an upcoming shipment. There is a local collection centre in the city where we are working with the mayor to better streamline the process. Thank you