Last week marked 5 months since the beginning of the horrible crisis in our home country, and despite how difficult this time has been since, we’ve been overwhelmed and humbled by the support of the Irish people.
We are very thankful to each and every one of you, who was able to join our campaign as a donor, volunteer, or supporter, and helped tremendously to arrange such desperately needed medical help for Ukraine.
With your support, our team was able to make a real difference in the lives of many people in Ukraine, and we would like to emphasize that everyone involved in any capacity should be proud of our joint achievement!
As the nature of the crisis, political environment, and the global impact of the conflict has changed in the past few months, it is time for our efforts to be refocused as well. As our very first GoFundMe update stated, almost all of the funds raised via this campaign as of today have been already spent, and purchased aid was delivered to and distributed in Ukraine.
We believe that this campaign has reached its main goal – emergency response to immediate healthcare needs in Ukraine. It is therefore time to conclude our fundraising efforts and reshape our response and long-term support for Ukraine.
At this time, all of the doctors who are a part of this campaign team continue to help Ukraine, while serving Irish communities in various roles within the healthcare system.
Some of us continue working with charities in Ireland and Ukraine to find ways to establish long-term support programs, while others shifted focus to refugee response and are helping to reshape the Irish healthcare response to the new challenges. If you would like to know more about all of these efforts, please reach out to us directly via social media platforms or LinkedIn.
This campaign is one of the most remarkable achievements in our lives, and we will always remember the solidarity and support from the Irish community which we thank from the bottom of our hearts.
We would also like to express our sincere gratitude to the Association of Ukrainians in the Republic of Ireland (AURI) – https://www.ukrainians.ie/, https://www.facebook.com/AURI.Ireland an Irish Charity, which helped to manage the campaign and all associated governance activities necessary to ensure that donations were managed efficiently and in a transparent manner.
This concludes the Medical Help Ukraine GoFundMe Campaign. To protect our donors from potential misinformation, we would like to highlight that the only people who represent the campaign are the six doctors listed on the Fundraising Team and the Board of Directors of AURI. No other business entities or individuals are involved in the decision-making process or money and supplies collection for Medical Help Ukraine. If in doubt, please always clarify via AURI’s official communication channel at [email protected]
Kind regards and a Big thank you from the Medical Help Ukraine team!