We've turned the donations into equipment that Ukraine desperately needs - and we've delivered at no cost - the following:
• 38 four-wheel drive pickups and vans
• For each delivered car: An extra set of special off-road tires for the difficult conditions in eastern Ukraine
• 201 generators and mobile power stations
• 20 mobile & powerful solar panels
• 18 high quality Finnish made vacuum stretchers
• Wool underwear, over a hundred home knitted socks, fifty laptops, 50 tourniquets, dozens of vacuum splints etc.
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Russia's three-day so-called "special operation" against Ukraine has now been going on for almost two years (or actually nearly ten years). Civilian targets are constantly being attacked and war crimes are countless. This is something we as citizens of Finland should not accept.
Ukraine needs our support.
The organisation in Ukraine that we are cooperating with tells us that they desperately need robust cars (four-wheel drive) to transport materials and evacuate wounded soldiers at the front, mobile power stations and generators needed to carry out interventions and other things in the field.
This is equipment that is abundantly available in the rest of Europe. And now you can help Ukraine get this vital equipment.
My name is Magnus Londen. I am a journalist who visited Ukraine in November 2022 and saw a country that will not give up - I was filled with admiration and empathy. Then, in February 2023, I travelled to Poland with Finnish outdoor guide Roope Roine to deliver a Ford Ranger pick-up to Ukraine. Through a group of friends, we had raised money not only for the car but also for seven generators. Our meeting in Lublin with the Ukrainian beneficiaries was something we will never forget.
In spring 2023, we then launched the Caravan to Ukraine and raised over €170 000 from hundreds of generous donors. That was enough for ten cars packed with vital equipment.
In the summer of 2023, we launched the Caravan II and raised a staggering €242,000. In August, we delivered 13 off-road vehicles and vans, 26 generators and 18 vacuum stretchers. In addition, we donated EUR 50 000 worth of power stations powered by solar panels.
In November 2023, we launched the "Christmas Caravan" project. The fundraising is (again) going beyond expectations, and has already raised about 150 thousand euros!
In mid-December we delivered the first part of the Christmas Caravan: five four-wheel drive cars, thirty generators, fifty laptops, woolen underwear, seventy hand-knitted woolen socks, three vacuum stretchers and other first aid equipment, etc. Part two of the Christmas caravan goes down later.
The Caravan to Ukraine project will continue as long as it is needed. In other words:
We will fight as long as Ukraine is fighting.
The Caravan to Ukraine is a registered Finnish organisation. The statutes of the organisation can be found here (in Swedish).
Recipients in Ukraine are: Intitative E+.
E+ has already received over 400 cars, implemented over a thousand aid projects and delivered over 8000 pieces of personal first aid equipment.
Sisu Ukraine ry has a fundraising licence in Finland (RA/2022/1052) and all funds are channelled through them. Sisu Ukraine is a registered Finnish association created to organise aid to Ukraine. Click to read more!
Thank you for your attention. We are counting on you!
We who founded the Caravan:
Magnus Londen, journalist & entrepreneur
Roope Roine, outdoor guide
Ant Simons, entrepreneur
We also have a dozen dedicated caravanists working in the background.
Contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org