Why we fundraise for bulletproof vests?
What if we told you that some of the best Ukrainian defenders at the front lines still don’t have body armor? Unfortunately, this is one of the sad realities in Ukraine these days, more than a month into the war. According to a statement from the Defense Minister of Ukraine, half of all the vests are still provided by volunteers. Help us change this reality by providing the defenders in Eastern Ukraine by clicking on "Donate for Vests!"!
What will be purchased?
We will use all the raised funds to purchase advanced NIJ level III and IV certified bulletproof vests. These vests consist of a carrier with 2 plates that provide the best possible protection (NIJ level III-IV, DSTU class 4-6) at the lowest possible weight. The superb quality and ultra low weight of the bulletproof vests is critical for the challenging missions of the defenders at the front lines.
Who will receive the vests?
The first batch of vests was provided to Ukrainian defenders in the 95th Brigade, one of the most capable units in the Ukrainian military. This is an elite division that is particularly famous for the Great Raid of 2014. The 95th brigade currently operates in Donetsk region of Donbas. This region in the East of Ukraine is currently the most difficult and strategically important part of the front. The new batch of vests will be provided to other units operating at the front lines.
How will the vests get there?
The vests will be purchased and delivered to a city in Central Ukraine by the Sunflower Seeds Ukraine volunteers, then they will be taken to the front line in Eastern Ukraine by our contacts in each of the recipient military units. We’ve already used this delivery method to provide the 95th Brigade with emergency first aid kits and bulletproof vests picked up by Yuri Kochevenko.
Thank you for supporting this important cause!
Please share this fundraiser on Facebook, and invite your friends to donate. Together we can reach the goal of equipping one of the best divisions of the Ukrainian army with bulletproof vests.
Слава Україні! Glory to Ukraine!
Sunflower Seeds Ukraine
About Sunflower Seeds Ukraine:
We are a small charity working across borders to save lives in Ukraine by sending direct medical aid and timely humanitarian assistance to small groups of defenders, vulnerable civilians, and abandoned animals in need. For more information and updates about our work, like Sunflower Seeds Ukraine page on Facebook and follow @sunflower_seeds_ukraine on Instagram
Our defenders receiving medical aid and tactical gear from Sunflower Seeds Ukraine:
Our volunteers from Boulder, Colorado and Warsaw, Poland: