When it comes to giving humanitarian aid I am politically neutral. This post is about giving aid to human beings NOT
about which side is right or wrong.
Everyone has heard about the ever-escalating hostilities between Ukraine and Russia in the recent months and years.
Ukrainian army is, unfortunately, woefully under-equipped and under-funded. And, of course, many people in the areas of conflict lost their jobs, and often, their homes and property, especially if they had to seek refuge elsewhere.
I know many people would like to help if they could, and now there is a way to help, from anywhere in the world. There are several organizations raising funds and gathering donations, but there's one particular organization--the F.U.N.D. of Diana Makarova--for which I can personally vouch. It is fully legitimate; its founder, Diana Makarova, has even received an award from the president of the Ukraine last week for her work. And yes, I've given money to this organization myself. They accept donations of equipment, food, toiletries, etc., as well as money to purchase these, and they always report on the collected and sent donations, listing prices and showing photographs of the purchased items.
Their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/fondDM?fref=nf
Their LJ: http://juli-lit.livejournal.com/
If you are able, reposting and spreading this information via FB, forums, and word of mouth would be greatly appreciated.
If you would like to donate, the financial information is below. Money can be sent by bank transfer, by Western Union, or by PayPal.
Full information from the F.U.N.D.'s FB page:
Foundation for Urgent Nationwide Deliverance (F.U.N.D.) of Diana Makarova (a.k.a. Lady Diana) – is a volunteer group, aimed at assisting the Army and the National Guard of Ukraine, the wounded and the refugees, and the families of those in active duty.
Foundation for Urgent Nationwide Deliverance (F.U.N.D.) is funded by voluntary charitable donations of compassionate people of various countries.
The details of Foundation for Urgent Nationwide Deliverance (F.U.N.D.) for charitable donations:
By direct-to-card transfer:
PrivatBank, in the name of Hanna Kosinova, card numbers: 5168742331600209 for transfers nominated in Ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH) 5168742011739731 for transfers nominated in Euro (EUR) 5168742017380183 for transfers nominated in US Dollar (USD)
Western Union: For those, who are unable to use direct-to-card transfer, we suggest using Western Union services The recipient is Makarova Oleksandra Oleksandrivna Born September 18, 1989 Having made the transfer with Western Union, you are in possession of a code. Please make sure to inform us of this code at https://www.facebook.com/sandy.pruel
PayPal: our PayPal account is: firstname.lastname@example.org
For wire/SWIFT transfers in Euro, please use the following instructions:
BENEFICIARY: KOSINOVA HANNA ACCOUNT 5168742011739731 BANK OF BENEFICIARY: PRIVATBANK SWIFT CODE: PBANUA2X INTERMEDIARY BANK: Commerzbank AG Frankfurt am Main Germany SWIFT CODE: COBADEFF CORRESPONDENT ACCOUNT: 400886700401 IBAN: UA143807750005168742011739731
For wire/SWIFT transfers in US Dollars, please use the following instructions:
BENEFICIARY: KOSINOVA HANNA ACCOUNT: 5168742011739731 BANK OF BENEFICIARY: PRIVATBANK SWIFT CODE: PBANUA2X INTERMEDIARY BANK: JP MORGAN CHASE BANK SWIFT CODE: CHASUS33 CORRESPONDENT ACCOUNT: 0011000080 IBAN: UA723052990005168742017380183
For wire transfers in Ukrainian Hryvnia, please use the following instructions:
Bank: PrivatBank MFO: 305299 Recepient OKPO code: 14360570 Bank OKPO code: 14360570 Recepient account: 29244825509100 For the card number: 5168742331600209