First Day of Summer in Ukraine

June 03, 2022

First Day of Summer in Ukraine

June 1 marks the official First Day of Summer in Ukraine. Normally, at this time of the year, we would be hearing the pleasant sounds of songbirds chirping in the trees, smelling the many varieties of trees and flowers blooming, and listening out for the Last Bell of the school year to ring loud and strong, announcing “School is Out for Summer!”  But today amid war in Ukraine, we have another story. Air raid sirens and the sounds of shrapnel whizzing through the air are what is heard in Ukraine today. The stench of burning tanks, cars and buildings fill the nostrils of the resolute soldiers in the fields and cities. Instead of schoolyards full of children, we see schools turned into make-shift feeding & housing centers for displaced people with nothing to go home for. It doesn’t sound very “summery.”  Does it?

First Day of Summer in Ukraine

Grateful Soldiers and Citizens

Our First Aid kits, new military clothing & equipment, and our food boxes & fresh bread are warming the hearts of soldiers and families still in Ukraine. Our brave drivers continue to drive into hot zones to bring supplies and humanitarian aid to the least, last and lost in Ukraine. Soldiers are grateful for everything we can provide – especially the First Aid Kits and binoculars. We get all kinds of requests, and Yaroslav can usually source what the soldier requests – most of the military clothing we buy is actually made in Ukraine. And the food boxes that we order from Camp Maximum also contain food staples that are all sourced in Ukraine. We try to buy as much as possible in Ukraine, but certain things (like our tactical American First Aid Kits) just can not be found in Ukraine. And we need more…

Grateful Soldiers and Citizens

Grateful Soldiers and Citizens

Grateful Soldiers and Citizens

Grateful Soldiers and Citizens

Grateful Soldiers and Citizens

Grateful Soldiers and Citizens

Grateful Soldiers and Citizens

Grateful Soldiers and Citizens

Grateful Soldiers and Citizens

Grateful Soldiers and Citizens

Grateful Soldiers and Citizens

How long, Lord?

We would love to get more essential equipment such as tactical glasses, binoculars, bulletproof vests, and First Aid Kits into the hands of brave defenders of Ukraine. A donation of any size will be most appreciated, so that we can bring over even more life-saving medical supplies to Ukraine. Thank you. Psalm 35 17 How long, Lord, will you look on? Rescue me from their ravages, my precious life from these lions. 18 I will give you thanks in the great assembly; among the throngs I will praise you. 19 Do not let those gloat over me who are my enemies without cause; do not let those who hate me without reason maliciously wink the eye. 20 They do not speak peaceably, but devise false accusations against those who live quietly in the land. 21 They sneer at me and say, “Aha! Aha! With our own eyes we have seen it.” 22 LORD, you have seen this; do not be silent. Do not be far from me, Lord. 23 Awake, and rise to my defense! Contend for me, my God and Lord. 24 Vindicate me in your righteousness, LORD my God; do not let them gloat over me. 25 Do not let them think, “Aha, just what we wanted!” or say, “We have swallowed him up.” 26 May all who gloat over my distress be put to shame and confusion; may all who exalt themselves over me be clothed with shame and disgrace. 27 May those who delight in my vindication shout for joy and gladness; may they always say, “The LORD be exalted, who delights in the well-being of his servant.” 28 My tongue will proclaim your righteousness, your praises all day long.




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