Friends of Ukraine, RI

Dear Supporters:

When we launched on 2/26/22, we knew our mission was to get immediate aid to those on the frontlines of Russia’s war in Ukraine. We did not know what amount of financial support to expect. You have blown us away. To date, Friends of Ukraine RI has crowdsourced over $120,000 in funding for medical supplies and cash assistance for Ukrainians.
As we wind down our operations, we would like to share the grassroots organizations we have worked with to help provide medical and humanitarian relief to Ukrainians. We will support these groups and the delivery of medical supplies to the frontlines while funds last and welcome you to support them directly.

Slavik and Leonid Krishchuk – one an ICU nurse living in Rhode Island and the other a pastor living in Lutsk, Ukraine, these brothers have developed a civilian network of medical supply delivery to territorial defense units on the frontlines of the war
Union of Help to Kherson – is a community-based NGO which provides humanitarian relief to the occupied region of Kherson, where people have lost jobs, lives and are unable to flee. With an extensive network of volunteers directly on the ground UHK provides help directly to these who need it most: struggling families, single mothers, elderly, people whose houses were destroyed. the founder:
Youth Council of Kharkiv – organizing volunteers who are providing humanitarian aid to those remaining in the city of Kharkiv in northeast Ukraine
Youth Center of Volyn – purchasing and distributing supplies to refugees who have fled to this province in northwestern Ukraine zakharii.tkachuk@gmail.co
Ukrainian Volunteer Service, Odessa – organizing help for those in need of food and medicine, with a focus on the elderly, in southern and eastern Ukraine
Borets (Fighter) Sports Club, Kropyvnytskyy – purchasing and distributing supplies to refugees who have fled to this city in central Ukraine
Yangol Zhyttia (Angel of Life), Kropyvnytskyy – based at the regional children’s hospital, purchasing and distributing supplies to refugees who have fled to this city in central Ukraine
The Children's Dance Club Olymp, Kropyvnytskyy – hosting refugees from the eastern and southern regions since the start of the war

The Zoom recording and slides from the Meet and Greet on May 21st are saved below. They are also accessible through our Google Drive, here.

FOU - Meet and Greet Presentation.pdf
FOU Zoom.mp4

Donations can be made to Friends of Ukraine, RI using the PayPal link below. Donations are not tax deductible.

Contact Information:

Phone: 401-200-6503

Additional information:

Friends of Ukraine Rhode Island was created and is supported by the following people:

Natasha Rybak, MD- Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease; co-founder and co-director of the Brown University Ukraine Collaboration (Rotary Youth Exchange in Lviv, Ukraine 1993-1994)Maya DeHart- Director of Healthcare Delivery, UNITE HERE HEALTH (Rotary Youth Exchange in Lviv, Ukraine 1993-1994)Rachel Padilla, MD '22 UMass Chan Medical School - (former Programs Coordinator, Brown University Ukraine Collaboration)