BRUNSWICK, GA – Atlanta based humanitarian relief organization, HelpingUkraine.us, is thrilled to be sending off two ambulances to be shipped to the war front in Ukraine. Donated by recent partner Pafford EMS, the largest family-owned ambulance service in the US, the company is spreading its public service across international borders.
The vehicles made their way across the southeast from Jackson, Mississippi and were sent from the Brunswick Port with the logistical help of shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen and FODAC (Friends of Disabled Adults and Children). The ambulances departed from the states August 10th and will arrive in Bremerhaven, Germany by the end of the month. HelpingUkraine.us’s contacts in Cherkasy, Ukraine are preparing for the delivery of these desperately needed vehicles, and too, the ambulances are accompanying an additional shipment of medical supplies.
On hand for the sendoff were those who have spent the past four months putting this mission together. Those included, Chris Brand, CEO of FODAC; Lou Alvarado, Board Chair of FODAC; Michael Rettig of Lift Logistics; Nicholas Dierlam and Chris Wynns of Wallenius Wilhelmsen; and Cosby Johnson, Mayor of Brunswick. Shane Davidson, COO of Pafford EMS, was contacted by professional partner, John Daniel of ProgenaCare Global, about his partnership work with HelpingUkraine.us. While discussing opportunities for involvement, John Daniel described his experiences during his trip to Ukraine in March when his company
donated $3 million of wound care product. While there, he witnessed firsthand the passion and dedication of the medical professionals in Ukraine.
Daniel recalls, “We learned just how great the need for ambulances was when we were training the physicians in the hospitals overflowing with soldiers. They were using everyday vehicles to
transport soldiers from the warfront to hospitals – as most of them were destroyed earlier in Russian attacks.”
Participating in the sendoff was Chris Brand, who said, “With all the shipments we have delivered in the past year, this is the largest. Therefore, I am so pleased to witness the ambulances “roll-on“ the
Don Pascal. I tip my hat to WW for their generous support.”
“We are proud to be part of this partnership to promote safety for those Ukrainians in need. At Wallenius Wilhelmsen we stand up for peace and wish for the safety of all in Ukraine,” Mike Hynekamp – Chief Operating Officer, Logistics at Wallenius Wilhelmsen.
HelpingUkraine.us founder, Emory Morsberger, says, “I am thrilled with the growing partnership with Pafford, ProgenaCare, and individuals within the HelpingUkraine.us movement, like John and Shane, so many have stepped up with contributions and participation, playing a vital role to keep the momentum going for this incredible effort.”
To date, HelpingUkraine.us has delivered more than $4 million in medical supplies to 32 hospitals throughout the country, and other necessities such as food and seeds, generators, wood-burning stoves, and blankets to 50 villages along the war front. This summer donations are supporting summer camps for children – the need for financial contribution and supplies remains great. Those wanting to learn more about the effort can go to HelpingUkraine.us.
For more information, contact Brogan Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404.659.0919
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Pafford EMS: Pafford Emergency Medical Services offers all forms of pre and post hospital healthcare, ranging from basic life support response to critical care ground and air response. #TeamPafford has a renowned
reputation for disaster response across the continental United States and outlying territories. Pafford is home to over 1600 full and part-time employees that staff more than 120 ambulances, five helicopters, three fixed wing aircraft, two state of the art communications centers, and one billing center across a four-state region. With ZOLL Powered communication hubs in Arkansas and Mississippi, Pafford offers licensed Emergency Medical Dispatching for 9-1-1 and non-emergency responses alike.
HelpingUkraine.us: HelpingUkraine.us is a humanitarian relief effort that was created following, Georgia businessman, Emory Morsberger’s trip to Ukraine in June of 2022. The organization has grown through
partnerships with Rotary Clubs throughout Atlanta and Eastern Europe and more than 650 donations from organizations and individuals. To date, HelpingUkraine.us has delivered more than $4 million of medical
supplies and equipment throughout the country. With hundreds of volunteers working in 50 villages and towns along the war front, HelpingUkraine.us has provided critical support to hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians.
ProgenaCare Global: ProgenaCare Global is a purpose-driven medical device company leveraging cuttingedge advances in biomaterials and digital technologies to provide effective, affordable advanced wound care
solutions to patients across the socioeconomic spectrum and around the world. After more than a decade of research and development, ProgenaCare Global is commercializing ProgenaMatrix, the first product built on
our proprietary human keratin platform. ProgenaMatrix is the only commercially available human keratin matrix for wound care. Due to its unique keratin technology, ProgenaMatrix can provide excellent outcomes for
patients with complex wounds in a highly cost-effective manner.
FODAC: For more than 35 years, Friends of Disabled Adults and Children has enhanced the quality of life for those who are mobility-impaired due to any physical disability, illness, or injury. Housed in a 64,800 square foot building in Tucker, Georgia with a full-time staff of 35, and an annual budget of over $1.5 million, the organization provides refurbished home medical equipment (HME) and services for adults and children with
disabilities. Leveraging a strong network of partners and volunteers, FODAC collects and distributes medical equipment and supplies locally in Georgia, and to people all around the world.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen: The Wallenius Wilhelmsen group is a market leader in roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) shipping and vehicle logistics, managing the distribution of cars, trucks, rolling equipment and breakbulk to customers all over the world. The company operates around 125 vessels servicing 15 trade routes to six continents, a global inland distribution network, 66 processing centers and eight marine terminals. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, the Wallenius Wilhelmsen group has 8,875 employees in 29 countries worldwide. The company’s purpose is to build sustainable supply chains, imagining new, more sustainable solutions for the changing world of mobility and transport on land and at sea