In July, we featured Affiliate Member Deb Frank of Metro Credit Union for her humanitarian efforts supporting Ukraine.
In late 2022 and again in June 2023, Deb boarded a plane for Poland, where she joined volunteers from the Hope Foundation Shelter and UAid Direct. When she visited in 2022, she worked for a temporary refugee shelter in Przemysl, Poland and used donations to purchase and build beds for residents who would spend a few days and then assisted in transporting humanitarian aide to residents of Kherson. While there, she visited a refuge/shelter for wild, domestic, farm and zoo animals, all victims of the war.
In June 2023, she assisted UAid Direct in transporting urgent items to residents in the Kherson region of Ukraine who have been forced to flee due to flooding from the Kokhovka Dam collapse. She drove old, donated transport vans for over 12 hours on roads where parts had been destroyed by the war, unloaded supplies, and then drove halfway back to stay in a safer area. In addition to the cost of the supplies being purchased for transport, the round-trip cost for fuel for four trucks was estimated at $750.00.
We commend Deb Frank, not only for writing a personal check to support the cause, but for her bravery to support refugees on the front lines. To learn more or to support her efforts, contact Deb directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. View this short Facebook video for information on the Hope Foundation and their Ukrainian support.
We know there are more members doing large and small scale local and global community outreach. Help us discover who they are by emailing Info@southshorerealtors.com.