Ukraine Crisis Relief Campaign 

Ukraine Crisis

            On Thursday, February 24th, 2022 the Ukraine was invaded by Russia which is a major escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian war that started in 2014. The news of this war has seemed to diminish a bit, but this crisis is very real and still going on. All over social media you see stories of Ukrainian kids fleeing the country if they can. I actually saw a TikTok made by a 16-year-old girl who was in a bomb shelter with her family in the Ukraine who had to go back to her house to get some things they needed before they fled the Ukraine—they had fled their house a few weeks prior, but the area was now safe. And when they got back it was been blown up. All that was left was rubble. My heart broke for her because I couldn’t image someone coming into my home and destroying it. This war has destroyed people’s way of life.

            Ukrainians and Russian soldiers are being killed every day, but the only civilians who were killed are the Ukrainians or other foreign citizens who were in the Ukraine when Russia invaded. Over 28,000 civilians have been killed. And over 300 of these civilians were children. 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers were killed, 30,000 are wounded, and 7,200 are missing, likely captured. The property damage is also appalling. Over 2,000 buildings were destroyed and these include apartment buildings, schools, and houses.

            The only “good” part about this war is Poland. They are taking in all the refugees they can. This is 60% of all the refugees are fleeing too. Other countries like Slovakia, Hungary, Moldova, and Romania have also taken in Ukrainian refugees. But some people are still in the Ukraine, but are displaced. This number is around 8 million people. If this break your heart and you want to help then keep reading to learn how you can!


            A company, local to Coraopolis, has started a campaign to help the Ukrainian refuges. This company is called DTCare. DTCare is a registered non-profit organization located in Moon Township. DTCare has been working since February 25th to aid Ukrainian refuges by transporting essential medical, humanitarian, and food supplies directly to the Ukraine and Poland. They “strive to improve equal access to formal education, end generational suffering—especially for women and minority groups—build independence through access to medical resources, and equipment, and uplift marginalized communities by identifying needs and providing essential support.” DTCare is located at 301 Moon Clinton Rd. Moon Townships, Pa 152108, which is right down the road from Robert Morris University! As said before DTCare has started a Ukraine Crisis Relief Campaign and here is a list of the supplies they are collecting:

  • Diapers
    • Baby and adult
  • Baby formula
  • Wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes
  • Prosthetic devices
    • Lower and upper body, breast prosthetics
  • Medical supplies
    • Gauze, suture kits, Band-Aids, alcohol, wipes tweezers, first aid supplies, etc.
  • Trauma supplies
    • Chest seals, tourniquets 
  • Hospital beds
  • Feminine hygiene items
    • Maxi pads, tampons, etc.
  • Hygiene items
    • Soap, shampoo, conditioner, washcloths, dental care, deodorant
  • School and art supplies
    • Notebooks, folders, pencils, crayons, markers, paint, pipe cleaners, paper, etc.

Our partnership

            At Home Senior Services (AHSS) has decided the partner with DTCare to help with their Ukraine Crisis Relief Campaign! We decided it was time to help a local community organization. Our plans are to send an email to all our clients and caregivers for donation, either those listed above, clothing or monetary, all which goes right to the Ukrainian refugees. AHSS is also going to help promote their campaign through our social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

            We also have planned to get some help from RMU. RMU is right down the road, so we have created a flyer to help get students to either donate or even to help volunteer directly! Community service clubs and Greek life are always looking for more opportunities to help or new campaigns to start/adopt. We have also contacted the Student Life director for interested in starting a DTCare student club dedicated to helping them! 

            If you can help out please either drop off items at At Home Senior Services located at 643 5th Ave. Coraopolis, PA 15108, or directly at DTCare located at 301 Moon Clinton Rd. Moon Township, PA 15108. You can also visit these Amazon wish lists to purchase supplies:

You can also visit this website——if you’d like to make a monetary donation.

Contact Information

Here are some pictures from DTCare’s last trip to Poland.

Picture of summer camps that 5,000 Ukraine children have been invited to attend free of charge.
While children are at camp their mothers have time to recover, physically and mentally, and look for work.
DTCare volunteers along with the Polish Scouting Organization collecting and going through supplies.
Polish Scouting Organization location.
This young woman was a Ukrainian refugee speaking (in English) about her experiences and explaining that if Ukraine falls to Russia, Poland would be next.    
Meeting with Ewa Lachiewicz-Walinska, the International director of ZHP – the Polish Scouting organization.