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 Director for the
USA Luge Association.
Dmitry has rallied his town of Lake Placid, NY and has been sending 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 his third run, he held up a Ukrainian flag
with the words “No War in Ukraine" in front of world
TV cameras. His action went viral which eventually enabled the beginnings of the Heraskevych Charity Foundation. Nevertheless, in less than two weeks Putin's Russian army began the invasion and mass bombing of Ukraine.
Heraskevych and other olympic athletes have been instructed by government officials to continue their olympic training because as President Volodymyr Zelensky said "We are also fighting to save Culture, and Life." So, Hersakevych and
his father Mikhail
Geraskevych, Coach of Olympic
Team Skeleton and Bobsleigh Ukraine, have been gathering supplies and along with their stalwart
team mates have converted their team van to distribute relief supplies
to war zones and surrounding devastated regions.
Little Wing Relief is filling as many requests as we can. We are also working with 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
have an awesome
global transport network and have helped us immeasureably.
also have lists of much needed tactical clothing and gear
to assist the brave men and women actively fighting the Russian
These Defenders are in the field and their equipment and funding are wearing thin. They are politely begging for used boots, helmets and body armor (of any grade).
Veterans and Law Enforcement personnel - please consider donating your used stuff where it can be put it into action again. This equipment saves soldier's lives. Thank You.
All of the lists are at the NEEDS
Our initial plan was to start by filling a 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 and as a result we were able to fill a 40 ft. container.
Load #1 left for Columbus on 6 Sept 2022 and after forms
and logistics delays left Columbus by rail to Norfolk VA on 25 Oct. From Norfolk it traveled by ship to Lithuania arriving 25 Nov. 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 26 Dec. Many Ukrainians were very grateful
for this holiday delivery!
Load #2 left
Athens on 14 February 2023 and arrived in Columbus at Team Worldwide
where kennel banks purchased by Little Wing and shipped from Arizona
were waiting to join the container, Thanks to Devi Momot and additional
supplies from North
Country Mission of Hope and Twinstate
Technologies, one 40 foot and one 20 foot container sailed
under the Little Wing
Relief name and arrived in Lithuania mid-March. Once again,
our containers were picked up and delivered to Kiev (11 April)
where they were distributed to hospitals, clinics, schools, military
units, animal rescue organizations and citizens of Ukraine.
Load #3 Again we sent a 40 ft. container and a 20 ft. container. Our pallets and equipment were sent to Columbus, loaded onto the containers, headed by rail to the Port of Norfolk where they were loaded onto two separate container ships both of which sailed 22 Sept. 2023. We sent a Honda Odessey van to be used as an ambulance (Thank You Dmitry), a Hoyer Patient Lift, 120 battlefield Trauma Kits, 300 pairs of sneakers (requested by our supplied brigades - for night time ops), several thousand in medical supplies, soldier's needs, heavy cases of non-perishable food, two pallets of dog food, cat food, pet meds, wheel chairs, back braces, walkers, crutches and a variety of other needed items. Both containers have now arrived. Little Wing Relief has now sent a total of a half a million dollars worth of medical equipment and supplies. We know it's not much since over 650 Ukrainian hospitals have been damaged or destroyed. But it helps.
So Please Help Out if You Can
VICTORY FOR PEACE IN UKRAINE
Very Special Thanks to
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
-Milena Miller and Ed Newman at
Rural Action Zero Waste Medical Program
-Tyler Chadwell and Holzer Health System
-Monaghan Medical Group
-Devi Momot and Twinstate Technologies
-North Country Mission of Hope
-Brent Hayes and Tom Parfitt at The
Market on State
-Jason Ankeney and Tractor
Supply of Athens
-Mike and John Downard at
Laundry and Dry Cleaning
-Kelly Lawrence at Chosen Pathways
-Carrie and Kevin Tidd at
Farmacy Natural & Specialty Foods
-Natalie, Ralph and Andrew at Kay Jewelers
-Riley Kinnard at Kindred Market
-Sean Looney and Kroger of Athens
-Dakota Hughes and Lowes of Athens
-Jay Seaman and Seaman's
Cardinal Super Market
Our generous and supportive contributors
Our amazing and truly wonderful volunteers!
Dmitry Feld (left) with Bastie Boys Andy King
Dmitry Feld in the news collecting tactical vests
Bejing 2020 and Today
Using their van to deliver relief goods
on a street of gutted homes in the middle of Kyiv
Sara Chianese of Team Worldwide