Helping Ukraine in the War Against Russia - The Bitmedia Charity Fund Experience
Learn how Bitmedia Charity Fund is helping Ukraine in the ongoing war against Russia. Read about the organization's experience in raising funds for military equipment and supplies, as well as for psychological assistance to children affected by the war. Donate to help make a difference.
Live under fire
On October 10, 2022, at 6:40 in the morning, an air alert was announced throughout Ukraine. Russia carried out airstrikes on Kyiv and other regional centers of the country. Over almost six hours, 100 missiles and kamikaze drones were launched over Ukraine. Many educational, industrial, and civil infrastructure buildings were destroyed.
A week later, Russia again launched missiles and kamikaze drones over Ukrainian cities. Many people died, including children and pregnant women. An enemy cruise missile hit a residential building in the capital's center. A young family waiting for the birth of their first child died. Russia cynically steals the lives of Ukrainians, and its goal is not to seize territories but to exterminate Ukrainians. Despite this, the Ukrainian people do not stop believing in victory.
We, the Bitmedia Charitable Foundation, express our support to the Ukrainian people who are currently fighting for their freedom and right to life. We understand the pain of losing family and friends in this war started by Russia.
Since February 24, the beginning of the full-scale phase of Russia's war against Ukraine, the Bitmedia Charitable Foundation has been helping Ukrainians. Civilians, military families, and military personnel apply for help. In particular, the organization also helps and coordinates citizens of other countries.
More than $300,000 was collected to help Ukrainians in almost eight months. The funds came from Bitmedia.io employees and ordinary people from all over the world. In particular, Bitmedia.io and a premium partner launched a charity campaign to help Ukrainians. The proceeds from sales were used to help civilians and the army. Thanks to the company's cooperation with the Serhiy Prytula Foundation, $50,000 was transferred to purchase military vehicles. Donations were sent in various currencies, including crypto. It also became a way to demonstrate the importance of cryptocurrency in the international arena.
What were the funds spent on?
Thanks to donations from benefactors, the organization bought and handed over ten cars and two electric bikes to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The organization transferred:
safety glasses on a helmet;
knee pads + elbow pads;
camouflaged raincoats/waterproof sets (VZK);
walkie-talkies (Quansheng TG-UV2);
slings with a carabiner for primary evacuation;
unloading of RPS;
Electrical tape (or insulating tape);
German-style military dry rations.
As of October 4, 2022, additional shipments of dry rations for the military have been purchased and delivered soon in several directions. Currently, the Bitmedia fund is engaged in purchasing medical equipment for hospitals and clinics, necessary drugs and medical preparations, cars for the needs of the Armed Forces, evacuation buses, etc.
The value of help
The Bitmedia Charitable Foundation also takes care of civilians. The organization works with military families and temporarily displaced persons. Assists in the supply of food, clothing, medicine, and necessities. We are currently working on an initiative of psychological assistance to children affected by the war.
Taking into account the fact that the Foundation aims to carry out a humanitarian and educational mission: it attracts donors to the development of Ukraine after the victory. Since crypto-donations make up the lion's share of donations, the organization directs half of the funds to develop and access Ukrainian children to education. After all, it strives to provide the necessary equipment for unhindered obtaining of the required information.
The Bitmedia Foundation continues to assist the Ukrainian army. So far, we have purchased additional batches of dry rations for the military, which we will deliver to several destinations shortly. In addition, we are engaged in purchasing medical equipment for hospitals and clinics, necessary drugs and medical preparations, cars for the needs of the Armed Forces, evacuation buses, etc.
The organization works with military families and temporarily displaced persons. We help with the supply of food, clothing, medicine, and necessities. We are working on an initiative to provide psychological assistance to children affected by the war.
All this is aimed at giving a sense of security and promoting moral and physical rehabilitation from post-traumatic syndrome.
Because the Foundation aims to fulfill a humanitarian and educational mission: we are working on attracting donors for the development of Ukraine after the victory. Since crypto-donations make up the lion's share of donations, the organization directs half of the funds to the development and access of Ukrainian children to education. We strive to provide the necessary equipment for unhindered access to the required information.
Russia's war against Ukraine began in 2014, but its full-scale phase fell on February 2022. Eight years ago, several employees of the international product IT company Bitmedia.io joined the ranks of the Armed Forces to defend their land. One of them was Serhii Petrovichev, Russian by passport but Ukrainian by heart and desire for freedom and justice. He served until he was seriously wounded in 2016. So he laid down his arms. But the war made itself felt again. So, on February 25, he joined the 71st Hunting Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. During the period of excitement and panic, only some people understood how to act and what to help. Bitmedia.io directly received requests from the military through Serhiy P. It lasted until September, when the company received news of his death on the battlefield. In memory of the sacrifice of our colleague and many other heroes of Ukraine, the company does not stop there. This loss became an even greater push and incentive to continue helping in humanitarian and military directions.