Millions of innocent people have fled Ukraine due to the ongoing war. Neighboring countries have become overwhelmed with families desperately seeking refuge and relocation.
In response, VRL volunteers helped to raise over $55,000 to cover the cost of humanitarian operations in Ukraine. With volunteers in Romania, Poland, and Ukraine, VRL collaborated with local charities to identify populations who are in the greatest need of assistance. VRL volunteers provide a range of humanitarian support services listed below:
Experienced combat veterans operating on the ground in Ukraine, assisting civilians to escape active combat zones.
Emergency medical personnel with military experience provide ground transportation and medical services for people with disabilities and medical needs to leave Ukraine.
Coordination in Neighboring Countries
Our volunteers work with local NGOs and governments to identify displaced persons in need of onward travel assistance, and provide direct help to those evacuated from Ukraine.
Our remote team of volunteers connects displaced people with donors who contribute airline miles, hotel points, and cash to cover the costs of moving to a long-term destination.
We connect displaced people with donors who provide long-term accommodation of 3 months or more, and ensure they have access to legal, health, translation, psychological, and social services.
All contributions made to Safe Passage 4 Ukraine directly support the mission. Donations cover the following expenses:
• Airfare, accommodation and transport for displaced persons traveling to their final destinations.
• Long-term accommodation for displaced persons who have arrived at their final destinations.
• Operational costs for our own volunteers including accommodation, fuel, provisions, equipment and medical supplies
100% of all donations go toward helping others. Our volunteers put their lives at risk serving for several months or more, without compensation.
“Our family is sincerely grateful to Heather for helping with our flight selection and arranging for us a great one-stop flight. It was not easy as we will fly with a cat, but she did everything to make it work. We are very happy that we met Heather on our way. With best wishes and thanks, Vitalii, Olena, Kateryna, Dmytro, and cat Kitty!”
–Family of 5 from Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. Transported from Brasov, Romania to Calgary, Canada.
“Dear Friends, I think over my way from Bucharest again and again… I ask all of you to accept my deepest thanks one more time. Jim and Trey, you are really my heroes! You’ve done so long trip! It was not easy, especially on the first day! Lisa felt not good, different issues because of that, a long queue at the border, sometimes heavy raining, you were strong and patient! You helped me and Lisa and supported us completely, and even made me laugh. Me and my family are so grateful to you! We are at home thanks to you! God bless you.”
–Kate and Lisa transported from Bucharest, Romania to Kyiv, Ukraine.