Airheart stands in support of the people of Ukraine as they face senseless attacks from the Russian invasion that began on February 24th.
NPR has reported that more than 2 million people have fled Ukraine for safety, and this number is expected to rise further as the conflict continues. For anyone who is seeking information on border crossings and free accommodations for Ukrainians, we recommend looking at this website put together by Safety Wing.
To further share our support and solidarity with the people of Ukraine, we want to highlight organizations and fundraising campaigns that are providing direct aid to Ukrainians who will be recovering from the devastating impacts of this crisis long after it is over. You can support these organizations through a financial donation and share their mission on your own social media to amplify their impact.
The National Bank of Ukraine has opened a fund for people around the world to directly contribute to humanitarian relief efforts provided by the Ukrainian government. Through this relief fund, they will be providing food and shelter, clothing, medicine, and other essential needs to their citizens.
Sunflower of Peace is providing medical and humanitarian aid that will be used by paramedics and doctors. The nonprofit is distributing first-aid backpacks, medicine, medical instruments, and other means of survival.
UNICEF is providing health, nutrition, HIV prevention, education, access to safe drinking water, sanitation and protection for children and families caught in the conflict.
Airlink, the philanthropic arm of the International Society for Transport Aircraft Trading, transports relief workers and emergency supplies to disasters and humanitarian crises worldwide. They are connecting with humanitarian, logistics, and airline partners in Ukraine to send relief supplies.
World Central Kitchen is providing hot meals for people who have fled Ukraine and those who are still in the country. They have been able to expand their efforts to serve accommodation centers in Poland as well as in Romania, Moldova, and other locations supporting refugees.
Doctors Without Borders is providing medical humanitarian assistance to people in Ukraine and surrounding countries. They have been actively sending emergency supply shipments that include surgical kits, trauma kits, and basic necessities for intensive care units, emergency rooms, and surgical operating theaters.
Hospitality for Ukraine has launched a database of companies who are offering free accommodations for refugees and are adding to the list as more options become available.
Airbnb.org is funding short term housing for up to 100,000 refugees. You can donate to support these emergency stays, or offer your own home or property for refugees to stay in.
If you can’t give a financial contribution at this time, you may still be able to support donation efforts through your airline’s rewards programs. Airlines such as Jet Blue, Finnair, United, and more have launched initiatives for members to donate their points to support nonprofits working to provide relief and assistance to those impacted by this crisis. Some airlines are even matching donations made by customers. Visit your preferred airline’s website to see what donation options are available for any unused points you currently have.
Let us know if there are initiatives or resources we should add to this post to further support the people of Ukraine by sending us a message at [email protected].