Ukraine crisis relief – what have we achieved?

Thank you for the donations, collections and support

After the call for action to support the people of Ukraine through donations and collections last month, the ESA Humanitarian Relief Fund is pleased to report that four pallets of donated goods have been sent to Ukrainians in need, and €11, 000 has been donated. Thank you to everyone involved and for the generous contributions that have been made.

A total of 688 kg of goods were collected and sorted at ESTEC, with the incredible help of all the Humanitarian Relief Fund (HRF) volunteers and the YGT community. A special mention goes to Volodymyr Kudriashov and Howard Hall for all their hard work.

Four pallets of donated goods were transported to the village of Ustrzyki Dolne, a town in Poland near the Ukraine border where many refugees have been hosted since the start of the war. Thousands of Ukrainian refugees have been arriving there every day, bringing very little with them. Being located so close to the border, the townhall is also helping to give people still living in Ukraine the humanitarian aid they need.

The whole transfer from ESTEC to Ustrzyki Dolne was entirely arranged by the ESTEC Estates and Facility Management team and the ESTEC Transportation Office and was only possible because of their amazing cooperation. The pallets left ESTEC on 31 March and reached Ustrzyki Dolne on 1 April. A special thank you to Marco Massaro, Thierry Ras and the whole transportation team!

An overwhelming €11, 000 was collected – thank you! This money has been donated to the following organisations, which are actively supporting Ukrainians in war zones and refugees escaping the country:

    •    Unicef Ukraine: €3000

    •    Ocalenie: €4000

    •    Wosp : €4000

In total, €16, 000 has now been donated to the Ukrainian cause, including the initial €5000 donated to the GIRO555, plus approximately 5000€ worth of goods. Thank you to everyone who has supported in whatever way they can and to all the volunteers of the ESA Humanitarian Relief Fund.