Russia’s war against Ukraine forced millions of citizens (primarily from the eastern parts of the country) to abandon their homes and seek shelter at railroad stations, wagons and the underground. Not all had the chance to take their belongings with them. Most fled emptyhanded or only with the essentials.
It is estimated that by now 4,6 million Ukrainians fled abroad, while 6,5 million people are internally displaced.
All these people, as well as soldiers that protect their country, need help! Our aim is to make everything possible to support them.
And you can help us in achieving that goal!
We are a group of friends that have been living for many years in Tübingen and the surroundings, although most are originally coming from Ukraine.
In the current situation we cannot simply stand aside and by all means try to help those in need in the Ukraine.
Therefore, we have founded the initiative "Tübingen Hilft Ukraine". In collaboration with Ukrainian logistical companies, we are working together to deliver the collected humanitarian supplies to Ukraine.
Our trucks are primarily going to Lviv or Mukachevo, where the collaborative NGOs, as well as our friends and relatives, help to unload, sort, and distribute the supplies onto smaller transport vehicles that are than brought by the volunteers to the South of Ukraine. Since we are personally acquainted and permanently stay in contact with the receiving parties, the whole transportation is uncomplicated, and we can be sure that the cargo always reaches the destination. We are directly working together with Ukrainian doctors, hospitals, and even city mayors, from whom we are receiving the lists of most needed supplies.
Besides that, we are supported by the Ukrainian doctors working at different clinics in Tübingen. In collaboration with Difäm and the University Hospital of Tübingen we could organize and purchase medical devices and medication.
Reutlingen University assists us in gathering of clothes, foods, and further supplies for the refugees.
The city of Tübingen and the mayor Boris Palmer kindly provided us with the warehouse where we can store the collected supplies and prepare them for further transportation to Ukraine.
Paradigma kindly provided us with a transporter that allows us to bring the donated supplies from the surrounding towns to our warehouse.