A small introduction
My name is Dinka Kay and I’m a YouTube content creator: http://YouTube.com/c/DinkaKay, League Of Legends Partner, and an Overwolf’s Spokesperson…
My mom is Lina Klebanova, a known Ukrainian journalist/activist who took a significant part in the 2014 revolution on Maidan, and who also produced the Oscar Nominated movie “Winter on Fire”(https://www.netflix.com/il-en/title/80031666) (IMBd – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6572770/)
She stayed in Kyiv to help with the evacuation of children and elderly, but now, due to corporate incompetence, she now also has to purchase life saving equipment for Kyiv’s Territorial Defenses, because no one else will do it.
Kyiv’s Territorial Defenses has been completely fucked over by these so called “Foundations” who promised us non-lethal equipment such as: Knee protectors, helmets, bullet proof vests, walkie-talkies, uniforms, boots etc’… They claimed they sent it, but up until now, none of it reached Kyiv.In fact, we even reached out to ask about it, but received a:
“We sent you fuck ton of equipment … Go look it up” – as a response.
So mom, knowing that her loved ones are in the Territorial Defense, had decided to take it upon herself to get them the equipment that will protect them, because apparently those big fancy companies can’t be trusted and we don’t have “7-14 business days” to receive equipment that we needed 2 weeks ago.
The equipment is certified, and we’re purchasing it locally in Poland to receive it as fast as we can (we have a licensed logistics corridor from Poland that brings it all), but we can only buy in bulk. Minimum bulk purchase is 250 units, and one ‘Class IV – armor + helmets’ kit costs 707 euros.
We have about 400 man in Kyiv alone.
So right now we’re buying what we can with what money we’re donated, and so far we’ve managed to equip 28 of our fighters – that’s 28 out of 400.
So here I am, reaching out to you people of Reddit to see if you could help us help our boys.
Here is the GoFundMe my husband opened up on my behalf (I’m not a US citizen): https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-kyivs-territorial-defenses?utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer
We need more than 300,000 Euros but are starting with one unit (28 people) which comes out to just over 19,000 Euros, which is why the goal is $20,000. Of course we hope we can reach a total sum of $330,090 to help all the units in Kyiv.
EDIT: GoFundMe took our fundraiser down while they verify us, it can up to 3-4 business days according to their email. We reached out to them via Email and Twitter (https://twitter.com/DinkaKay/status/1504121494300942340)… Please help retweet and comment so they will notice it if you can.
I’ll update here as soon as it is back up. Thank you all who have contributed so much already!
SWIFT numbers have been removed because of sensitive details we overlooked.
If you have any additional questions you can message me right here on Reddit.
THANKS SO MUCH AND REMEMBER, Everything will be UKRAINE 💛💙!!
SLAVA UKRAINE ✊🏻🇺🇦