Heart to Heart International and HOPE worldwide partner to deliver $20 million worth of medicine and medical supplies for Ukraine relief

Emergency medicines and medical supplies will be delivered to hospitals and clinics in Ukraine.

March 25, 2022 – Due to the recent devastation of war in Ukraine, millions of people have been forced to leave their homes and are in need of support and hope. Throughout this humanitarian crisis, Heart to Heart International (HHI) and HOPE worldwide (HOPEww) have been working around the clock to provide support and essential aid to people and families in Ukraine. 

HHI shipped $20 million (54 pallets) containing over 30,000 pounds of medicine and supplies from their warehouse in Lenexa, Kansas, to HOPEww’s team on the ground in Warsaw, Poland, so they can transport it into Ukraine to help the Ukrainian Ministry of Health restock hospitals and clinics. These vital medical supplies will be used throughout Ukraine for the care of the injured and sick. In addition to supplies to treat trauma injuries, this shipment includes medicines for everyday health concerns (infections, high blood pressure, depression, etc.) that millions of Ukrainians need help with, even as the fighting is going on around them.

“The medical and health needs in Ukraine are tremendous,” Heart to Heart International CEO Kim Carroll said. “Thanks to the long history of partnership between Heart to Heart International and HOPE worldwide, we are able to work together to deliver this essential aid to those most in need.”

Over the years, HHl and HOPEww have worked together to strengthen communities around the world, providing essential healthcare, mobilizing volunteers and responding to disasters. The recent crisis in Ukraine has allowed these two NGOs to work together again providing essential emergency crisis relief to people in need. 

Dave Malutinok, President & CEO of HOPE worldwide, who is on the ground in Poland, said, “We’re grateful to be able to partner with HHI to provide this critical aid at a time when the people of Ukraine need it most. This is the single largest humanitarian shipment in HOPEww’s 30-year history. We will continue to work to strengthen communities and inspire greater hope in our world.

As the needs grow, more plans are being worked on to provide additional short-term and long-term support for the people of Ukraine. Heart to Heart International and HOPE worldwide will continue to help families, refugees and people affected by this humanitarian crisis. 

About Heart to Heart International

Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, Heart to Heart International (HHI) is a global humanitarian organization focused on improving access to health. Since its inception in 1992, HHI has delivered medical aid and supplies worth $2.4 billion to more than 130 countries, including within the United States. HHI responds to natural disasters both domestically and internationally by supplying medical relief and mobilizing volunteers. The organization is a 4-star Charity Navigator charity, a BBB Accredited charity, and is on the “Philanthropy 400.” To learn more, visit hearttoheart.org

About HOPE worldwide

HOPE worldwide is an international charity that changes lives through the compassion and commitment of dedicated staff and volunteers to deliver sustainable, high-impact, community-based services to the materially poor and needy. Today HOPE worldwide serves more than 1.5 million people annually on every inhabited continent. For over 30 years, motivated by God’s love, HOPE worldwide continues to be an organization dedicated to serving, teaching, healing and loving communities made vulnerable due to poverty, disease or disasters. Together we can inspire greater hope in our world.

To learn more about HOPE worldwide visit hopeww.org. To learn more about HOPE worldwide’s Ukraine relief efforts, visit hopeww.org/ukrainerelief. Connect on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter and TikTok for the most current news on programs around the world.

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