UHU is proud to support Wounded Ukrainian servicemen in their efforts to lead the active lifestyle. We purchased a 4 kilogram (8lb) shot for the shot put competition for Serhiy Khrapko, so he can take part in the tryouts for the Invictus Games this spring. We wish Serhiy the best and hope he[…]
On the New Year’s Eve, the fifth group of veterans and their families has spent a week-long vacation in the Carpathian Mountains. This group consisted of commanding officers, doctors, and chaplains. They spent another difficult year in a combat service in the ATO, a year they spent in a struggle for the lives of the[…]
By Yuliya Murashko: Dear friends, This is an update about the United Help Ukraine’s fundraiser that I started in November 2017 to buy a handcycle for Sasha Chalapchhiy. By Dec 31st we raised $2,090. However, things did not go as planned, in a good way. An anonymous donor purchased a brand new handcycle for Sasha![…]
United Help Ukraine continues to support its Family-Focused Therapy program and sponsored yet another trip of Ukrainian soldiers and their families. The group that included six military families spent six wonderful days at a resort in Berdyansk, on the Azov Sea. This trip was held from September 29th to October 4th. (The previous three groups[…]
We thank everyone who joined team UHU in supporting the Ukrainian Marathon team ( Vadym Svyrydenko, Dmytro Blokhin, Yuri Pysarchuk, Yuri Dmytrenko, Pavlo Solokha, Artem Lukashuk, Мykola Rudyk, Yegor Terekhov, Oleksandr Malanich, Oleksandr Chalapchi) during their visit to Washington, DC to participate in the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon. The team’s visit began at the[…]
United Help Ukraine helped with the purchase of gymnastic bars for the Irpin Military Hospital. The bars have been installed in the hospital’s gym and will be used for training and rehabilitation of wounded soldiers.
We are glad to report that, as planned, we spent part of the April 22nd piano concert proceeds to buy a pair of DonJoy Knee Braces for a soldier (total spent $800). Yesterday, May 4th, the braces have been delivered to Oleksandr Chekalov, a soldier of battalion “Aydar”. After some necessary adjustments to get the[…]
Serhiy Khrapko lost his hand and leg in the war. Recently, he started training in the gym and has been making great progress. United Help Ukraine paid for sports equipment for Serhiy’s training: a special bench and a weight.
By Vsevolod Stebliuk (translated from Ukrainian) It has been 3 months since we launched the pilot project of family rehabilitation for veterans of the Russian-Ukrainian war. With the help of donors and charitable organization United Help Ukraine, the second group of veterans was able to come for rehabilitation in the Carpathian Mountains. And once again in[…]
(or how a group of veterans and their families spent vacation in the Carpathians) Far, far away from the United States of America, somewhere in the blessed land of Ukraine, in the midst of the eternal Carpathians, at the foot of the legendary Hoverla mountain, at the altitude of some 1300 meters above the sea level,[…]
1/15/2017 UPDATE: Report from the first group vacation is here! THEY CAME BACK FROM THE WAR We are always hoping that our soldiers would return home alive. And here they are. Home. Alive. Back from the war. Many are wounded, stressed, hunted by flashbacks and nightmares of the war… Others came back only for a[…]
On October 30, 2016, team UHU, local and visiting Ukrainians and friends of Ukraine came out to support 4 Ukrainian soldiers and their support team who ran with them. These men and women from Ukraine didn’t just run the 10K, a part of the US Marine Corps Marathon. They ran for all of Ukraine, to show that[…]