A group of rental companies in the UK is organising an aid convoy to the Ukraine in October in partnership with the Rotary Club and is seeking other companies from across Europe - or further afield - that might be interested in joining the convoy under the banner of the ‘Plant Hire Aid Alliance’.
If you or your company is interested in joining the convoy, you will receive a list of items from Rotary International to procure and take with you. These might come from donations - both private or from school and church groups etc - or a participating company might simply decide to purchase them directly? Participating companies will also need to provide a vehicle and drivers to join the convoy.
Speaking of the initiative he said: “The continuing war in Ukraine is likely to leave vast swathes of the population struggling as Winter approaches. The ruling Russian elite will be hoping that the Western media loses interest in the war so that they can continue their invasion as part of fulfilling their aims. Already their hopes are becoming reality. The invasion is reported less in the media now than at any other time despite millions of people losing their homes and livelihoods and thousands of others losing their lives. On 16th October 2022 we are planning a convoy of vehicles that will take aid to Ukraine. Working with Rotary International, our plan is to drive to Kosice, in Eastern Slovakia, where we will deliver supplies to a warehouse that will be driven into Ukraine by local volunteers. This is already a tried and tested route that has made an impact to the lives of thousands of Ukrainians.”