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Medical Aid to Ukraine

The Ukrainian Freedom Fund is proud to support a limited-time effort to deliver ambulances, medical aid, and communications equipment for the humanitarian benefit of Ukraine and its defenders. For the next 8 weeks, the UFF is sponsoring "Project Independence Day" in partnership with two Stanford University students, one a U.S. veteran and the other a Ukrainian-Canadian. All funds raised in our "Medical Aid for Ukraine" campaign will go towards Alex and Andrei's effort to personally deliver humanitarian aid to the people of Southeastern Ukraine. They plan to end their journey in Kriviy Rih and formally deliver the aid on August 24th, Ukraine's 31st Independence Day. Please see the below note from Alex and Andrei and be sure to pass any questions or notes to them via info@ukrfreedomfund.org. Consider donating today!

Greetings!

We are Alex Clark and Andrei Molchynsky. A West Point graduate, Alex’s background is with the US Military where he served as an Army Infantry Officer. Andrei is a Ukrainian-Canadian lawyer. We met at Stanford Graduate School of Business where we both pursue an MBA degree (Class 2023).

A few weeks ago, we decided to cancel our respective summer internship plans. Instead, in response to a call from a senior Ukrainian official, we decided to raise funds to procure and deliver ambulances and equipment needed to conduct medical evacuations for the City of Kriviy Rih, President Zelensky’s hometown in Southeastern Ukraine. Currently, thousands of Ukrainian citizens in Kriviy Rih have scarce medical support - our goal is to ensure every refugee in this frontline city has access to aid.

We are going to personally deliver those ambulances on August 24th – Ukraine’s Independence Day – 50km from the Southern frontline. 

Thank you very much for your support - we promise to keep you updated every step of the journey to Kriviy Rih.

Sincerely yours,
Alex Clark & Andrei Molchynsky

 

 

Countless Ukrainians civilians and defenders have received urgent medical aid thanks to the Ukrainian Freedom Fund and its global network of gracious volunteers and donors. This continuing effort is made possible by UFF’s deep connections within Ukraine, its communities, and its military. The supplies are often used to treat wounded Ukrainians within hours of procurement. This medical aid includes thousands of individual first aid kits, tourniquets, chest seals, nasopharyngeal airway tubes, heart rate monitors, ointments, injectable medicines, topical sprays, assorted tablets and pharmaceuticals, iodine, and countless related items. UFF has also sponsored medical training, provided assistance to special-needs family members of defenders, and procured civilian vehicles for conversion into ambulances and immediate use on the front lines.

Now, over three months into Russia’s invasion, the medical needs of wounded Ukrainian civilians and defenders are growing more critical. Supplies are dwindling as foreign aid is caught in warehouses, at border checkpoints, or is mired in bureaucracy. Fortunately, UFF utilizes a large network of Ukrainian volunteers and defenders, to include our team members on the ground in Ukraine, to deploy targeted aid directly to those in need. Currently, the most critical items are hemostatic agents (quick clot), tourniquets, chest seals, and individual first aid kits.

Ukraine has displayed great heroism in defense of its sovereign territory. This began with Russia’s illegal armed aggression in 2014 and has continued exponentially since the full-scale invasion on February 24, 2022. Despite this, many of Ukraine’s defenders have been injured on the battlefield and medical supplies are dwindling fast. The Ukrainian Freedom Fund is working to ensure a steady stream of basic medical supplies and first aid kits to Ukraine’s heroes and citizens. So far, medical aid provided by UFF has directly impacted the fight.

UFF attempts to satisfy specific needs where efforts of other charities are absent or insufficient. UFF will nominate additional projects in the future. All fundraising overflows past our targets will be allocated to new projects.

Medical Aid to Ukraine