THE OLYMPIC CONNECTION
Wing Relief is working with Ukrainians both stateside
and in Ukraine to fill lists of much needed supplies for civilians
In New York
are very pleased to be working hand in hand with the indomitable
Dmitry Feld, Marketing Manager of the
USA Luge Association.
Dmitry has rallied his town of Lake Placid and has been shipping much needed supplies since the onset of the war on Ukraine.
Dmitry, we have partnered with Heraskevych Charity Foundation
founded by Vladyslav Heraskevych.
Olympic Skeleton slider Vladyslav Heraskevych
will long be remembered from the Bejing 2022 Winter Olympics
when upon completing one of his runs, he held up a Ukrainian flag
with the words “No War in Ukraine" in front of world
TV cameras. In less than two weeks the Russian invation of Ukraine began.
Like many Ukrainian athletes and performers, from ballet dancers
to boxers, Hersakevych has answered his country's call and is
registered for territorial defense. Although
he has not yet been called to service he, his father Mikhail
Geraskevych, Coach of Olympic
Team Skeleton and Bobsleigh Ukraine, and his stalwart
team mates are using their team van to distribute relief supplies
to Kyiv and surrounding areas.
that previously would have taken one or two hours have turned
into harrowing journeys, sometimes taking an overnight stay in
the van when curfew hits. Brave lads. Brave Ukrainians.
Little Wing Relief is also working on expanded lists of medicines and medical needs from The Ministry of Heath of Ukraine who have provided comprehensive needs lists including everything from children's formula and diapers to ambulances and armored evacuation vehicles.
yes, we can ship almost anything thanks to the amazing Sara
Chianese and TEAM
global transport network.
also have lists of much needed tactical clothing and gear
to assist the brave men and women actively fighting the Russian
soldiers are begging for USED (or new) BOOTS,
HELMETS, AND BODY ARMOR. Some of these courageous fighters
are going to war in trainers!
please see these lists on the NEEDS
Our immediate plan was to start by filling an initial 20 ft. container
with critically needed food, medicine and supplies.
Wing Relief acting as Big Huge Help has previously shipped
four succesive 40 ft. containers of relief goods to underserved
Honduras in the devastating
wake of Hurricane Mitch.
experiences there have given us the know-how and the will to successfully
reach our goals.
for Ukraine is everywhere so supplies and donations built up very
quickly. As result we were happily able to fill a 40 ft. container.
first load left for Columbus on Sept. 6, 2022 and after forms
and logistics delays left Columbus by rail to Norfolk VA on Oct.
25. From Norfolk it traveled by ship to Lithuania scheduled to
arrive Nov. 25. Our people met the container there and drove it
through Poland and across the border and into Kyiv. After many
delays our shipment arrived on Dec. 26. Many are very grateful
for this holiday delivery!.
Our next 40 ft container left on 14 February. It is already on the high seas and headed for Ukraine
AND PEACE IN UKRAINE!
Feld and The
USA Luge Association
Vladislav Heraskevych and
The Heraskevych Charity Foundation
Mikhail Geraskevych and
Skeleton and Bobsleigh Ukraine
Sara Chianese and Team
Jamie Richardson and White
Castle Management Co.
Brent Hayes and Tom Parfitt at The
Market on State
Jason Ankeney and Tractor
Supply of Athens
Laundry and Dry Cleaning
Farmacy Natural & Specialty Foods
Our generous contributors
Our amazing volunteers
Dmitry Feld (left) with a Ukrainian friend.
Dmitry in the news collecting tactical vests
Heraskevych at Bejing 2020 and Today
Team Ukraine using their van to deliver relief goods
Geraskevych on a street of gutted homes in Kyiv
there - Sara Chianese of Team Worldwide