On behalf of Kiwi K.A.R.E, my big thanks to the many New Zealanders, and our friends overseas, who have supported our operation in Ukraine this past five months.
It sure has been a journey and none of it would have been possible without the support from so many who gave so generously.
Sadly for many Ukrainians, their struggle continues and now, at the beginning of the harsh Eastern European winter, they will endure life without power and water as the missiles and drones continue to rain down on their infrastructure.
Many of you have asked how best to support Ukrainian’s over this period. As you know, Kiwi K.A.R.E remains fully operational under the stellar leadership of Colby Pakarno.
We have created a short list below of key items that Colby and the team are constantly trying to source. Remember - items are much cheaper in Eastern Europe where the NZ Dollar has strong, comparative, purchasing power.
So, if you feel you can contribute this Christmas, we will purchase the things listed below and get them to those in the newly liberated areas, and where the power and water is most limited.
Below is a small sample of photos from recent Kiwi K.A.R.E. ops, thanks to Carlo Bravo, our valued Peruvian team member and photojournalist.
Thanks again everyone, you have been amazing! I wish you and your families a joyous, safe, and very Merry Christmas.
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FOR UKRAINE:
💙 4KW portable gas heaters that run on 11kg propane cylinders - circa NZ$150 in Poland
💛 Generators: 2.5kva portable to 20kva diesel generators (this covers a range for individual houses in villages to powering multilevel apartments) - a few $NZ100 to $NZ2,500
💙 Wood burning stoves and water heaters: $NZ48 -$NZ80 (depending on size and water tank capacity).
💛 Power Inverters - 5000W high power, 10000W peaking power outdoor DC 12V 24V 48V modified sine wave power generator inverter for home. Circa $NZ250
💙 Led Head torches - rechargeable, with long operating times: $NZ15 - $NZ60
💛 Food, drinking water, water purifying tabs, toothpaste, soap, feminine hygiene products, and a range of basic medical items (including paracetamol) are still needed and we continue to source these regularly.
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