Weekly Recap of March 21 2022

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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:

Partnership with Takecarebnb to provide housing for those fleeing to The Netherlands

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.

20 job positions from MessageBird to employ Ukrainians in The Netherlands

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.

Over 800 bunq bank accounts opened for Ukranians

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.

Mass transportation of Ukrainian families to safety from Krakow

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.

33 pallets of goods and supplies delivered to Ukraine from Picnic

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.

Local team member providing high priority goods to those in need

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:

  • Organizing medical care and supplies for those in need
  • Finding free baby strollers for families to more easily travel with small children
  • Providing blood pressure meds to those at high risk
  • Registering people to travel to The Netherlands so they can get to safety as soon as possible
  • Helping people open bank accounts so they can safely manage their finances in euros.

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 info@peopleforpeople.info to register your interest and learn more about the various roles we’re looking to fill.

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About People for People

People for People Foundation is a growing entrepreneurial movement joining forces to get as many people affected by the Ukrainian war to safety as possible. We match people and foundations in need with companies that can fulfill these needs. We enable organizations such as Movement On The Ground, Takecarebnb, OpenEmbassy, FastLaneUkraine, On My Way UA, Netherlands for Ukraine and Lifeline Ukraine to increase their impact.

To maximize the positive impact of our initiative, foundation 'Stichting People for People' was founded by Joris Beckers (Picnic), Robert Vis (Messagebird) and Ali Niknam (bunq). Pieter Jan Krevel and Jesse van der Meulen (Aimforthemoon) have been appointed as co-directors of the foundation. A team of 50+ volunteers have joined the organization so far to support our mission.

After already receiving thousands of requests for help, we continuously identify the most urgent issues to help people and foundations in Ukraine, neighboring countries and those who arrive in the Netherlands.

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