People for People has now received over 2.200 inbound requests in three weeks. Here’s what has happened last week to further help refugees leaving Russia and Ukraine:
People for People is now partnering with Takecarebnb as a solution to address all accommodation requests for Ukrainian families fleeing to The Netherlands. The organization now has 25.000 registered homes to match with Ukrainian families: the largest number of registered homes by the foundation to date. Both incoming offers and requests for shelter that are received by People for People will be automatically forwarded to Takecarebnb’s refugee matching platform.
In an effort to provide employment for those seeking safety, People for People’s partner MessageBird will allocate 20 open engineering and design positions to the Ukrainian community. This way 20 families can live and work in safety in The Netherlands.
Since our partner bunq launched free bank accounts for refugees affected by war in Ukraine, over 800 people have opened bank accounts where they can safely hold and spend euros.
RunUkraine drove four buses of people back from Krakow to the Netherlands, where accommodation was also arranged upon arrival. Now many families have been able to escape the war zone and get to safety.
Truck with 33 pallets of Picnic goods was transported by Kennis Transport and unloaded in Bierun, a Polish city. From there, goods were quickly transported to Ukraine in small vans by Regesta, a Polish transporting company. This way needed supplies and goods could get to people stuck in Ukraine.
A local team member of People for People is currently on the ground in bordering cities, keeping close eyes and ears on what is most needed. This week he has supported in:
Are you interested in further helping People For People in their mission to provide necessities to those affected by the Russia-Ukraine war? We are looking for more volunteers with a variety of skill sets to join our team. If you want to help out and make a difference, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest and learn more about the various roles we’re looking to fill.