With Ukrainians facing the prospect of another winter of power outages and instability, the donations have been distributed across the country where they are most needed.
The team of Rendall & Rittner volunteers drove over 1,000 miles from Woolwich in 48 hours to hand over the aid to volunteers in Poland.
The trucks were stacked with a range of aid items, including medical provisions, clothing and school supplies, and have since been taken across the border into Ukraine, with some of the supplies being delivered to homes for children and young people in Lviv.
The six trucks have also been donated and have been taken to the front line for use in delivering supplies, transporting people, and assisting the wounded.
Ukrainian Action is a volunteer-run charity that is committed to sending vital aid to the citizens of Ukraine. Since March 2022, it has delivered over 200 vehicles filled with critical donations. Rendall & Rittner’s recent participation marked the charity’s 45th convoy of aid.
Jeff Hartman, founder of Ukrainian Action, commented: “We are very appreciative of the vital support of Rendall & Rittner. Together, we are protecting lives and making a difference to numerous Ukrainians who are affected by the continuing humanitarian crisis.”
Rendall & Rittner’s involvement with Ukrainian Action was kickstarted following the return of area director Elisa Keating from a six-week sabbatical period.
During this time, Keating began volunteering with Ukrainian Action in an administrative capacity. Since returning to her role at Rendall & Rittner, she has continued to provide procurement and logistics support for the charity.
Catherine Riva, CEO of Rendall & Rittner, commented: “Following her sabbatical, Elisa shared her experiences working with Ukrainian Action with us. With the war in Ukraine creating an unimaginable situation for those who live there, we are proud to have supported the work of this incredible organisation.
“We would like to thank our team who drove the vehicles and our colleagues, clients, and customers for their generosity, helping us to collect aid supplies and raise over £28,000 for this urgent humanitarian cause.”