Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine in February 2022, we have committed to helping those in need. Within a few days, a call for donations on our social media turned into the largest aid project in the history of Menschenfreude e.V.
The first aid transport to the Polish-Ukrainian border was followed by others almost every week. And they will continue as long as it takes.
You can read about the start of the Ukraine project here: Appeal for donations from our chairman Jürgen Perteck: Relief transport to the Polish-Ukrainian border.
100 helpers – 40 tons of food directly to Ukraine – 12 vans with trailers on the way to refugee camps in Warsaw and Chelm – 24 drivers. The first packing action in the yard of our warehouse in Swisttal is the beginning of our help for the needy people in Ukraine. Read all about the preparations in Swisttal here, where numerous sponsors and initiatives supported us.
We have recorded the very moving impressions of the trip to the refugee camps in Warsaw and Chelm on various occasions: Kathrin Anderseck for our blog as well as Dr. Knuth Martens in his book “Verlassenes Land – über Menschen und Menschlichkeit im Ukraine-Krieg”, which is available online and in bookstores. The proceeds from the book sales will go entirely to our association Menschenfreude e.V., for which we would like to express our sincere thanks.
Here are more impressions of the first aid transport to Poland to the Dorohusk border crossing, where the cover photo for the book was also taken – a couple who have just made it across the border and are looking back home once again.
In the course of our fundraising activities, more and more helpers have joined, which we are very happy about. In addition to numerous companies and organizations, whom we thank very much in our blog post , many families, children, parents, kindergartens and schools also got involved.
We will report separately on this shortly. We ask for a little patience.
If you would like to support our commitment to Ukraine, please use the PayPal donation function. Thank you very much !