Direct Ukraine Humanitarian Project

Direct Ukraine Humanitarian Project

From Ruaidhri Müeller

A humanitarian project for Ukrainian refugees based in Sofia, Bulgaria. We drive medical and humanitarian aid from Bulgaria to Ukraine and then drive back refugees to Bulgaria helping with accommodation and integration.

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Update #15

3 months ago

After an hour and a half of sleep in a bed, we get ready to go catch the ferry to Ukraine at 6 AM

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My name is Rory Miller, and I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. I have lived in Sofia, Bulgaria now for over ten years and am, in better times, a chef and traveling culinary writer.

Along with several close friends with expertise in logistics and related organization, we have decided to take part in an initiative to help our neighbors in Ukraine deal with these recent tragedies as best as possible - by actively caring and helping directly.

We started with making runs of medical and humanitarian supplies to western Ukraine and then driving back refugees staged in Moldova or wherever needed. We are now delivering aid to eastern Ukraine where the need is great and urgent.

We are working with several non-profit organizations both in Bulgaria and in Ukraine who assist us with picking up the refugees and distributing the aid on a local level directly to those who need it the most.

We are also working closely with the Ukrainian embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria for all the necessary documents and certificates needed for our mission.

Donations will go towards:

  • Essential medications and medical supplies
  • Traveling to and back from Ukraine
  • Food and accommodation while traveling for the refugees and ourselves.
  • Defensive supplies - Bulletproof vests and helmets
  • Local assistance in Bulgaria to the refugees (driving and assisting them with doctors, government bureaucracy, etc.)
  • Books, toys, and clothes for the children
  • Organizing local donations and delivery of them to our partner organizations

That is where this campaign comes in. Anyone interested in funding the project directly, please get in touch with me at vsichko.na.oko@gmail.com.

If requested, all donations will receive personal confirmation from the receivers :)

Thank you for your support, and we will post updates and photos here in the campaign.

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Ruaidhri Müeller posted a new update:
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Update #15

After an hour and a half of sleep in a bed, we get ready to go catch the ferry to Ukraine at 6 AM

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Update #14

Taking the ferry across the border to Ukraine at 6 in the morning.

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Picture from Odesa with the distribution team

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Update #8

The picture was taken at the aid distribution center we were at this week :) Amazing people but extremely challenging and often horrific times.

Thank you all again for the help, and we really look forward to your continued support, whether it's financial, social, emotional... or all three! Everything is greatly needed!

Because of your donations, we were able to purchase and secure the delivery of urgently needed medicine to the east of Ukraine.

We will continue to deliver humanitarian aid to the west, but we will focus most of our efforts on getting medical supplies and medicine to the east.

It was a long and dramatic journey but one that we are dedicated to taking as often as possible and needed.

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Update #7

A couple of the vans

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Update #6

Rushed to the airport in Romania to bring an exhausted woman and her 10-month old baby to catch a plane.

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Update #5

Arriving at the capital of Moldova to pick up refugees

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Border into Ukraine

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Update #3

Some of the people

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The aid

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Pictures from my last trip.

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