€11,000raised of €5,000.00 goal
Thank you all so much for your support with the first expedition to Cieszanów. We brought over 15K of highly specialised goods.
I am now raising funds and supplies for my second expedition for SOS Ukraine.
I am utterly inspired by Victor and his wife Alessandra. Even more so by the horrors we've read about in recent days.
The word I heard from several NGO's and volunteer organisations on the border is that "the supply chain" is broken.
I think we have to fight against the normalisation of war - and the danger of becoming numb to it.
I have seen pictures of our goods from all over Ukraine - with soldiers, medics and civilians. Victors operation is the type that is both rare and needs support.
I hope that this expedition can keep us all involved, keep us all playing our own part.
As such I am calling for two things:
1) For people to send supplies directly to my house for transport. They can be found here: www.jimkroft.com
2) Secondly, for a minimum 5K with which we can buy vital medical goods, children's items and basics like food for civilians. This will be ordered and collected - like last time - in Poland. In my heart I hope we can raise significantly more than 5K.
I will set off at the latest early May - transport the specialised goods personally, and oversee collection in Poland with Tomasz, my friend and a local business leader.
You can see an overview of the last expedition on my website, as well as short video here.
With love and so many thanks - lets do this guys,
MOSQUITO SPRAYUpdate posted by Jim Kroft at 10:17 am
We spent an afternoon buying out the complete stock of mosquito spray in Rzeszow.It's hard to believe that there are trenches being built in the modern world. But its the reality faced on the Eastern Front. With the weather warming, the mosquitos are swarming, an additional menace. Hopefully this small
CHILDREN'S CLOTHES AND BEDDINGUpdate posted by Jim Kroft at 02:27 pm
Following special request made to SOS Ukraine we have provided 1K of childrens clothes. I'd like to say special thanks to Anna, Basha and Gabriella who researched the best deals and bought all the clothes locally in Sanok, East Poland. We are trying to buy all the goods for the
ANTIBIOTICS ARRIVEUpdate posted by Jim Kroft at 05:04 pm
One of my hopes after the first expedition was to find a source for more specialised medicine. I'm glad to report that a new relationship with a local medic has proved dividends. Today several boxes of antibiotics arrived and will be transported shortly. Thank you again everyone for your contributions
20,000 WATER PURIFICATION TABLETSUpdate posted by Jim Kroft at 06:29 pm
Our next collection was an order of 20,000 water purification tablets - enough to purify 20,000 litres of water. It is enough for a small town if infrastructure is destroyed, cut off or God forbid, there is a chemical attack. Tomasz Abram sourced the pills locally and found the best. . . . .
STRETCHERS FOR POPASNAUpdate posted by Jim Kroft at 10:44 am
On Victors list were emergency rescue stretchersWe bought 30 which arrived at SOS Ukraine the day before yesterday (pictured).They have already arrived in Popasna in Eastern Ukraine.Total Cost: 1K
9K OF GOODS DELIVERED FROM BERIN!Update posted by Jim Kroft at 11:42 am
Dear all, I'm very happy to report that the 9K of goods send to me via small donors has been delivered to SOS Ukraine in Rzeszow! The items are already being prepared for distribution including 133 Tourniquets, 60 Med kits and 30 pairs of walkie talkies. Victor is incredibly thankful. . . . .
AMBULANCES OPERATIONAL ON MIKOLAJEW FRONTLINEUpdate posted by Jim Kroft at 10:41 am
Dear all, I have arrived in Poland and am writing from Sanok where I have met local business leader Tomasz Abramz. I will update each initiative so that you can see the direct action from your donations. I am updating the micro steps on my Instagram stories, but will post. . . . .