Dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian crises, August Mission, the 501(c) Utah Charitable Organization aims to ease the suffering of millions of misplaced Ukrainians by collecting and distributing winter sleeping bags, apparel, and blankets to those in need this winter.
AMERICAN FORK, UT (November 16, 2022) – Russia’s most recent invasion of Ukraine in late February 2022 has displaced millions of civilians and left them without access to food, water, shelter, and other critical supplies. By partnering with local companies and institutions, Utah-based August Mission aims to help Ukrainians survive the long winter months ahead by collecting, shipping, and distributing life-saving supplies.
“Having just come back [from Ukraine], we learned that the coming winter is going to be especially harsh,” said August Mission Founder and CEO Bruce Roberts. “And, because Russia has impacted the power grid in many places, people in hospitals, elderly care homes, and refugee centers—places that may not have the best heating to begin with—are going to suffer greatly.”
August Mission and its partners, including Utah Valley University and Utah-based outdoor gear company TETON Sports, hope to re-energize fundraising efforts for people in Ukraine and increase awareness about their continuing need for aid. As part of their "A Season of Giving" campaign
, August Mission is asking people to help in three ways:
Donate needed items such as blankets, jackets, hats, gloves, and other winter apparel at one of two dropoff locations in American Fork and Orem, Utah.
Purchase high-quality, sub-zero sleeping bags at a discount from partner TETON Sports to help people in Ukraine stay warm this winter.
Make a monetary donation to help cover shipping and distribution costs required to transport the items needed.
“Giving back is one of our core values as a company,” says TETON Sports Co-Founder Scott Holmes. “This campaign, like countless others being championed by the extraordinary team at August Mission, is one we stand behind and are honored to support. With the holiday season in full swing, we look forward to sharing this message with our customers and doing our part to improve the quality of life for the people in Ukraine.”
About August Mission
August Mission is a Utah-based nonprofit organization committed to reducing human suffering by developing solutions to the complex problems associated with lawful humanitarian support, recovery, and resettlement of displaced persons, persecuted groups/individuals, and those left behind.
About TETON Sports
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, TETON Sports makes high-quality, comfortable, and affordable outdoor gear to help all people get outdoors and enjoy life. Their company philosophy is deeply rooted in the power of giving back, and they support many local, national, and international causes and organizations with funds, gear, and disaster relief tools.
Local Organizations Seek Community’s Help to Provide Essential Winter Supplies for Ukraine