The Consulate General of Ukraine in San Francisco, together with the Ukrainian American House non-profit organization, are launching the charity initiative "Share the Light", the purpose of which is to unite the efforts of citizens, businesses, charitable organizations, trade unions, academic institutions and the community of the US West Coast and Mountain states to overcome the energy crisis in Ukraine.
“In October and November 2022, Russia delivered its most severe blows to Ukraine’s power grid. Using missiles and Iranian drones, the terrorist state has caused damage to almost 50% of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure. This led to emergency power outages in every region, leaving homes, businesses, hospitals, and other public infrastructure without lighting, heat, internet connection, or running water,“ – the Consul General of Ukraine in San Francisco, Dmytro Kushneruk stated.
As winter comes to Ukraine, millions of Ukrainians are left without regular access to heat, electricity, and proper water supply in sub-freezing temperatures.
To address this problem, the Consulate General of Ukraine in San Francisco, together with the Ukrainian American House non-profit organization, is launching the "Share the Light" charitable initiative. Fundraising for 500 generators, which will help to run heat centers, hospitals, schools, and orphanages in Ukraine, has been announced.
Vlad Skots, Chairman of Ukrainian American House, said: “Due to Russian attacks on energy infrastructure, Ukrainian families are struggling right now. Without the help of our community, Ukrainians will be forced to survive without heating, electricity, or water. As a 501(c)3 registered non-profit organization UA House is ready to assist in the donation process of any kind. We are proudly joining the Initiative ‘Share the light’”.
Citizens and companies wishing to help may contribute to the initiative by following the link: https://www.uahouse.org/share-the-light
In addition, Ukraine needs help in other energy equipment. Ukrainian energy companies are working tirelessly to repair damaged infrastructure, often just hours after military activity has ceased. This work needs equipment, fuel, tools, and materials, which Ukraine lacks. That is why donations of emergency energy equipment are needed now more than ever.
“On behalf of the people and government of Ukraine, I would like to request assistance in providing the necessary power equipment to help the people of Ukraine to withstand this barbarian threat and be able to maintain the normal functioning of the critical infrastructure in these difficult times,” – the Consul General of Ukraine in San Francisco, Dmytro Kushneruk stated.
If your company or association can help Ukraine by offering emergency energy equipment, materials, tools, or fuels, please email the Consulate General of Ukraine ([email protected]) for the current list of most urgent needs and assistance in the donation process.