It’s been 325 days since the world was brought to a standstill as news broke of the war in Ukraine. Little did we know it would have such a profound impact on our global projects; including food shortages, inflation, and exponential increases in energy costs.
As with any crisis, the most vulnerable – women, children and the poor are most affected. In the face of the devastation, loss and hardship, there is hope. Tying Vines is all about empowering locals and supporting vulnerable people. That’s exactly what we’ve been doing in Ukraine through our Corridor of Hope network. In 2022, this collaborative network exponentially increased our ability to bring hope in more ways than we can count. We were able to facilitate the collection and transport of aid products all over the country for people in Ukraine. Here are a few highlights:
Provided 3 million meals plus 15 tons of food sourced locally;
Landed 3 planes full of supplies containing more than $700,000 in medicine and medical supplies;
Facilitated the shipment of 26 forty-foot containers of emergency supplies;
Organized, designed and built the first (of hopefully many) critical life-saving mobile surgical units.
Mobile Surgical Unit Deployed December 2023
While we celebrate these accomplishments, make no mistake about it, the winter will be very hard and very cold. Recent missile strikes hit more than 10 Ukrainian cities, targeting heating and power facilities, leaving more than half the country without electricity and internet. This happened as winter hit its full stride with average temperatures hovering below freezing, around 21 degrees.
Our teams pass out medical kits near the front lines.
Russia’s war in Ukraine shows few signs of ending soon, so we are asking our Tying Vines network all around the world to join us in taking action this winter. You can help by donating to help us buy critical winter supplies, including:
Diesel generators and heating systems, and for our warehouse space and shelters;