Ukraine Crisis: Apex Supporting Humanitarian Aid

Ukraine Flag painted on a person's hand.

What is the current situation in Ukraine?

Since the first attacks on Ukraine on 24th February 2022, more than 2 million people – mostly women & children – have been displaced from their homes. They have been forced to flee to neighbouring countries, with more than half of those refugees arriving in neighbouring Poland.  According to the UN Refugee Agency, it is expected that in the coming days, this number will double to 4 million people (WEF, 10/03/2022).

Last week we had a call from the Biddulph Rotary Club requesting a donation of boxes for shipping supplies of sleeping bags, survival blankets, sanitary towels, nappies, first aid kits & other essential items over to districts bordering Ukraine, allowing the amazing volunteers at ground level provide aid to the refugees who have been forced from their homes with nothing.

Apex Self Storage van outside Glebe Farm - dropping off a donation of cardboard boxes.

How did we help?

On Tuesday 8th March, Donna & Paul from our Congleton branch delivered 200 boxes to Glebe Farm to assist Biddulph Rotary Club with their mission. These boxes will be filled with supplies by volunteers, packed up and shipped over to various makeshift refugee camps.

Apex team member smiling with volunteer from Biddulph Rotary Club, holding a stack of Apex Self Storage boxes
A large stack of flat pack cardboard boxes.

What does the Rotary Club do?

Rotary is one of the world’s largest and most successful global membership and humanitarian service organisations, with 1.2 million members in over 200 countries. Promoting peace is number one on their agenda and they provide humanitarian aid all over the world. You can read more about their response to the Ukraine crisis here, and you can also read more about their ongoing projects in other areas of the world here.

Apex Self Storage are always looking for new ways to support incredible causes. Take a look at our other community involvement projects here.