Update: May 23, 2022
Project C.U.R.E. recently received a $300,000 gift from the APA Corporation to support continued emergency medical shipments to the people of Ukraine. This substantial gift sponsored the shipment of an entire cargo plan of medical supplies to Ukraine. Since the start of the invasion on February 24, Project C.U.R.E. has completed over 20 emergency shipments of emergency medical supplies and equipment throughout Ukraine, including the APA-sponsored shipment of emergency relief beds, surgical equipment, trauma supplies, and general medical supplies. This shipment was packed and loaded from Project C.U.R.E.’s Chicago distribution center, and departed the U.S. on Saturday, May 21. Read more here.
Update: May 13, 2022
Since the beginning of the invasion on February 24, the world has seen the devastation of Ukraine and millions of Ukrainians dispersed as refugees. The horrors of the war has left many fighting for their lives and in need of urgent medical attention. Project C.U.R.E. is honored to be a part of delivering much needed medical supplies and equipment to those in dire need.
To date, 21 projects have been completed throughout Ukraine. Additionally, over 30 shipments are schedule to deliver aid to Poland and Ukraine, including this massive shipment of 1000 emergency relief beds. These shipments also include surgical equipment, trauma supplies, and general medical supplies.
Update: April 28, 2022
Ultrasound Unit Arrives at Children’s Hospital in Western Ukraine!
When a donated ultrasound unit was given to Project C.U.R.E.’s Denver distribution center, our operations team knew exactly where it could best be but to good use. The Denver team of volunteers sprung into action to get this unit in optimal working condition, complete with cardiac probes. This special shipment left our Denver distribution center two weeks ago, headed for Ukraine, thanks to our friends and partners at SEKO Logistics, who graciously donated the cost to ship this unit.
The ultrasound machine was recently delivered to a Children’s Hospital in western Ukraine. In addition to the trauma and emergency supplies and equipment Project C.U.R.E. has been sending to hospitals in Ukraine, heavy medical equipment like this Ultrasound Machine are also needed to save the lives of some of the most vulnerable victims in this conflict.
Our friends and partners on the ground have already reported back that the unit arrived in working condition, with all probes active, and they have already conducted examinations!
Since the start of the invasion, Project C.U.R.E. has sent 17 emergency relief air shipments of medical supplies and equipment to Ukrainian partners, with over 750 pallets of relief being staged and shipped with more shipments in the planning stages. Donors to our Caring for Ukraine Campaign are continuing to change the world and save lives by supporting Project C.U.R.E.’s important work in the region
Update: April 25, 2022
Project C.U.R.E. has been proud to partner with a network of American pastors who have been delivering medical equipment and supplies, as well as much needed medicine and food and water to individuals in the combat zone in southern Ukraine.
We are incredibly grateful to our partners Valeriya Yabluchanska MD, Lift Up Ukraine, Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation, and St Francis Family Medicine Residency Program, who donated a combined $15,000 worth of medication for this important shipment.
As the fighting continues to rage in various areas of the country, these life-saving supplies are being bravely being carried in and hand-delivered to some of the most devastated areas of the country. Each pre-packed C.U.R.E. Kit contains $2,000 worth of donated supplies. These supplies are being provided to pastors in Ukraine, to empower them to distribute humanitarian aid to the people suffering the horrors and tragedies of war.
Update: April 19, 2022
Shipments of 1,000+ new Emergency Relief Beds and mattresses will commence from our Kansas City Distribution Center in the coming days. The beds will be delivered to Poland for distribution in Ukraine and surrounding countries to assist in both direct medical care and refugee centers.
A total of 17 flights have departed from our Distribution Centers for distribution throughout Ukraine. These shipments have contained over 230 pallets of medical supplies and equipment. A special shipment containing a cardiac ultrasound was shipped to a children’s hospital in Ukraine. This was the result of several dedicated volunteers testing the machine and tracking down the appropriate pediatric probes. Project C.U.R.E. has also delivered 72 C.U.R.E. Kits to travelers throughout the United States destined for direct relief efforts in Ukraine.
In addition to the large Emergency Relief Bed project, shipments of trauma/surgical supplies and equipment are currently staged in the Denver, Houston, and Kansas City Distribution Centers. Requests have shifted from field trauma supplies to a surgical-specific focus. This will be the primary focus for upcoming medical relief deliveries.
Update From Eastern Ukraine: Project C.U.R.E. – Kansas City worked in conjunction with The Association of Marian Helpers, Eucharistic Apostles of The Divine Mercy and Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy to get these much-needed medical supplies to the combat zone in eastern Ukraine. All of these organizations, along with the Marian Helpers in Poland, donated and delivered urgently needed medical supplies and equipment to these first responders.
As aggression continues in eastern Ukraine, our friends on the ground on continuing to rely on these important emergency medical supplies to treat the wounded, both civilian and military, who are in the midst of the worst of the atrocities of combat. Learn how you can support these efforts at projectcure.org/Ukraine.
Update: April 8, 2022
Multiple shipments of emergency medical supplies are on the way to Ukraine. These shipments will be trucked to U.S. airports and flown to Poland. From there, they will be transferred to Ukrainian health facilities all over the country. The following shipments departed this week:
- Houston – 9 pallets total – picked up 4/7/22
- Chicago – 8 pallets total – picked up 4/7/22
- Denver – 27 pallets total – picked up 4/7/22
- Kansas City – 15 pallets total – picked up 4/6/22
- Phoenix – 12 pallets total – to be picked up 4/9/22
In addition, Project C.U.R.E. has confirmed that another emergency air shipment of supplies and equipment has been received by a recipient hospital in northern Ukraine. This facility is treating battle-wounded soldiers and civilians and is very near a conflict zone. These emergency shipments are saving the lives of brave Ukrainian men and women who are facing dire circumstances in the face of aggression.
Update: March 30, 2022
With the huge organizational might of the UN struggling to get aid to Ukrainians in need, smaller non-profits in the U.S. have sought to find solutions to get humanitarian relief to Ukrainians. Project C.U.R.E. is one of them. To date, we have sent eight emergency relief air shipments to Ukraine, with more on the way each week.
Upcoming air cargo shipments include:
Houston – Two upcoming loads, staged, awaiting final flight confirmation.
Chicago – Large upcoming load on April 12
Denver – Minimum of three loads, over 50 pallets, staged awaiting flight details
Kansas City – Two upcoming loads, staged awaiting flight details
Project C.U.R.E. is also beginning work on large ERB shipment and will share details as flights are confirmed.
Update: March 24, 2022
Another emergency shipment of medical supplies and equipment has landed in Poland and will now be trucked to partners in Ukraine! 🇺🇦 However, there was also something special about this voyage — the return flight from Warsaw to the United Kingdom included 55 orphaned Ukrainian children and six caregivers, bringing them away from the conflict in Ukraine and to safety! The children will now be taken to Scotland, where the charities will work to house them and settle them into their new lives.
Thank you to our partners, Virgin Atlantic, SEKO Logistics, and Airlink, Inc. for their support — delivering health and hope to the people of Ukraine, AND for bringing some little ones away from the conflict and to a safe haven. We’re grateful to be part of these efforts.
Update: March 21, 2022
Over the weekend, five additional air shipments were sent from three Project C.U.R.E. locations, each bound for various partners in the region. These shipments contain supplies from Project C.U.R.E. distribution centers all over the country.
6 pallets sent from Project C.U.R.E. – Chicago
23 pallets sent from Project C.U.R.E. – Chicago
12 pallets sent from Project C.U.R.E. – Houston
10 pallets sent from Project C.U.R.E. – Philadelphia
16 pallets sent from Project C.U.R.E. – Philadelphia
One key partner in the region, Support Hospitals in Ukraine, is receiving one of these important shipments. They shared over the weekend that these pallets of much-needed humanitarian medical cargo will be delivered to the distribution hub “Help Ukraine Center” in Poland from where it will be transferred to the Ukrainian Ministry of Health to address the critical needs.
These shipments of emergency medical cargo contain individual first aid kits (IFAKs), combat application tourniquets (C-A-Ts), different surgical instrument kits, and other surgical instruments and durables. Support Hospitals in Ukraine are shifting their focus from modern medical equipment to tactical medicine and field surgery supplies, all delivered via air shipments.
Additionally, thank you to Airlink, American Airlines, Flexport, LOT Polish Airlines, SEKO, United Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic for your partnership and assistance in helping Project C.U.R.E. quickly get these air shipments to Poland.
Update: March 18, 2022
The next round of emergency relief shipments destined for Ukraine left our Chicago Distribution Center on March 17-18, 2022. These shipments contain 20,000 pounds of medical supplies including trauma supplies, airway kits, sutures, gloves, surgical gowns, and surgical supplies. Delivery is scheduled in the coming days to our partners supporting relief efforts in Ukraine. Updates will be provided on those shipments when receiving confirmation of arrival.
Update: March 17, 2022
Project C.U.R.E. received the following letter from the first hospital to receive emergency relief supplies in Ukraine:
“Our hospital is grateful to Project C.U.R.E. for your help to people in need around the world. Today we received humanitarian aid from your foundation. This help is very timely and our hospital needs it right now. Today, our hospital, like the whole of Ukraine, is faced with incredible difficulties in a cruel reality. And although there are no battles in our area yet, we are confronted every day with the consequences of this human catastrophe. In our hospital, every day there are many people from among the refugees who have lost their homes, their loved ones, there are also wounded soldiers from the battlefield. Our hospital sincerely thanks Project C.U.R.E. for your help and for helping people in need.”
Update: March 16, 2022
Over 120 pallets of medical supplies have been donated by UCHealth to Project C.U.R.E. as we continue to ship medical supplies to in field hospitals where Ukraine’s wounded are treated.
“The things that we received from UCHealth are absolutely imperative for what is going on in Ukraine right now. Think about all of the wounds and the surgeries and the things that happen because of trauma and because of war.’’
-Dr. Douglas Jackson, President/CEO of Project C.U.R.E
Workers and volunteers on Tuesday unloaded box after box of syringes, gloves, suction equipment, skin scrub trays, masks and gowns at UCHealth locations in Colorado. Thanks to the many news stations and newspapers for covering these efforts. We continue to be grateful for the many helping hands spreading word of our mission and work, as well as those helping in our efforts to deliver emergency relief to Ukraine in this imperative time.
In addition, Project C.U.R.E. has additional emergency air shipments in the process of being loaded and scheduled for departure from our Chicago, Houston, Kansas City, and Philadelphia C.U.R.E. communities, and air space has secured for 50+ pallets of additional relief in the coming days. This includes four shipments from Kansas City, alone. Further updates on these shipments will be posted as details become available.
Update: March 14, 2022
Project C.U.R.E. has confirmed that our first emergency shipment of medical supplies and equipment has been received by the recipient facility in Ukraine. For the safety of our partners and friends in Ukraine, we are unable to disclose the name or location of the facility, and we have redacted the photos to protect the individuals who have been integral in getting this shipment to its final destination in Ukraine.
We are incredibly thankful to our donors, logistics and procurement partners, and friends all over the world who are making this possible. This is just one of many shipments that are en route to help the people of Ukraine during this crisis.
Update: March 9, 2022
Project C.U.R.E.’s first air shipment of emergency relief equipment and supplies departed North America this evening, ultimately bound for Ukraine. After the flight arrives in Poland, Project C.U.R.E. will manage the distribution of supplies to hospitals treating Ukrainian civilians injured during the war, expanding the capacity of hospitals in border regions to provide care. More than two million people throughout Ukraine have now fled their homes after the invasion seeking safety in neighboring countries. Primary care has been identified by aid agencies as one of the most pressing needs.
Update: March 7, 2022
More Ukraine Aid is now on the way via Project C.U.R.E. – Phoenix. After several delays since the invasion of Ukraine began, we are pleased to announce that an emergency C.U.R.E. Cargo shipment has been loaded from Project C.U.R.E. Phoenix and is now on the way to the brave men and women in Ukraine.
This shipment was originally scheduled to depart the morning the invasion began, and port closures meant that Project C.U.R.E. had to quickly pivot to get these much-needed supplies to Ukraine. Our logistics team made it happen just in time, as these supplies are needed now more than ever.
Update: March 5, 2022
Our first airlift shipment to to Ukraine is on the way! The shipment departed from our Chicago distribution center on Saturday morning, and consists of 60 emergency relief beds and eight pallets of surgical supplies including gowns, gloves, drapes, etc. The shipment is being trucked to Toronto where it will be flown to Warsaw, with more to follow.
Project C.U.R.E. has begun moving supplies to stage at facilities near major international airports for transport. Our team is continuing to coordinate with Ukrainian Aid groups, both domestic and abroad, to deliver medical equipment and supplies via surrounding countries.
Finally, our Phoenix shipment is being loaded this weekend and will be sent Monday. Pictures and updates to follow.
Update: March 2, 2022
The C.U.R.E. Cargo shipment originally scheduled to depart our Phoenix Distribution Center on Wednesday, February 23 has now been rescheduled to depart for Ukraine (via Poland) on Friday, March 4, 2022. We will post further updates about this shipment as they become available.
Additional disaster relief containers are currently in the planning and implementation stage and our logistics team is finalizing details for shipments to additional recipient facilities in Ukraine in the coming days. We will provide further details about these shipments as they become available. Project C.U.R.E. staff continues to coordinate with freight forwarders on delivery options, primarily through Poland. We anticipate to start receiving some information in the next 24-48 on specifics around delivery.
Project C.U.R.E. has also been in contact with the Embassies of Hungary, Moldova, Romania, and Slovakia, and has offered assistance to the Ministries of Health in these countries to deliver medical relief to Ukrainian refugees. Continued funding is urgently needed for air freight and ocean containers of emergency disaster relief to these regions.
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Prior to the 2022 invasion, the unrest in Ukraine left thousands dead and tens of thousands wounded. Hospitals in Ukraine are under immense strain that will likely continue for a long time regardless of how quickly the war can be ended.
Doctors and numerous volunteers have been doing a heroic job but are in dire need of more trauma-related equipment and surgical tools.
Project C.U.R.E. has an extensive history of working with our friends in Ukraine. Since 2000, we have sent 53 C.U.R.E. Cargo shipments to Ukrainian facilities throughout the country. Many C.U.R.E. Cargo shipments were also in the planning and implementation stages before the invasion. Recently Project C.U.R.E. was also recognized by the National Health Council of Ukraine for the significant contribution to the development of Ukraine through participation in the international humanitarian project “Support Hospitals in Ukraine.”
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The current conflict will have devastating effects on an already fragile health system. A recent C.U.R.E. Cargo shipment to Ukraine which was slated to be loaded on February 23, 2022 was canceled due to the conflict. Gratefully, the Project C.U.R.E. logistics team found a solution to get the container shipped out of Arizona and to a neighboring country near Ukraine. Our team is continuing to work with our partners to get the C.U.R.E. Cargo shipment to the recipient facility in Ukraine. We are also working on several different refugee support possibilities in Moldova, Romania, and Poland.
Project C.U.R.E. will continue to provide humanitarian support to our partners in Ukraine and will be on standby to assist with further requests we receive for medical supplies. With the ongoing military conflict in Ukraine, we will strive to continue our work in shipping C.U.R.E. Cargo containers, and we ask for your support.
It is imperative that Project C.U.R.E. has the funding available to move quickly. This is particularly true with air freight options. Individuals can help underwrite the delivery of a semi-truck sized C.U.R.E. Cargo container, which typically costs $25,000-$35,000 to ship. The value of a typical C.U.R.E. Cargo container is approximately $400,000 worth of donated medical relief. Project C.U.R.E. partners with Ukrainian hospitals and clinics to ensure delivery and utilization of the shipments.
You can make a difference and save lives by making a donation today. Your support will enable Project C.U.R.E. to send these life-saving supplies and equipment to the Ukrainian people.