In recent weeks, the attention of the whole world has been focused on the tragedy that has struck our eastern neighbor, the occurrence of which – until recently – seemed to us a total abstraction. We will not describe here the situation, the course of which every European citizen is up to date with… We will not comment on what there is really no comment on. We want to join the relief efforts that have spread throughout our country, we want to be another voice saying: “Ukraine, we are with you.” We want to act.
We would prefer not to have the opportunity for these actions, we dream that the term “war” will become distant again for all of us in the shortest possible time… However, at the moment each of us is anxiously waiting for more information coming from Ukraine and wondering what the people living there may need and how to help them. Poland has opened its borders to people fleeing the war from Ukraine, Poles are offering Ukrainian citizens housing and employment opportunities in large numbers, and many NGOs have also thought about securing animals so that their owners don’t have to leave their four-legged family members in Ukraine.
However, not everyone from Ukraine wants or has the opportunity to leave… It is clear that a whole lot of people, deprived of earning opportunities overnight, sometimes deprived of their homes and the achievements of their lives, need help from the rest of the world to survive… to survive.
How is LCL helping Ukraine?
Since Saturday, sorting, packing, loading has been going on in the warehouse halls of LCL Holding companies.
Everyone is helping as their resources and capabilities allow – we, as a transport, logistics and shipping company, decided to make our warehouses available and use our own vehicles to transport all the donations that have just been flowing to us from all over the province since Saturday. Take a look at the pictures… at all those people giving their free labor, at all those donated items and food products…. LCL Logistic warehouses became one of the most beautiful places in our country this weekend, and it is impossible to look at these pictures without being moved, lined at the same time with the thought that it would be better not to have the opportunity for this kind of emotion and action.
Cooperation in aid of Ukraine
Huge applause for:
- Union of Ukrainians in Poland,
- HIFI Foundation,
- The Nadodrze Exploration Group,
- Marshal’s Office of the Lubuskie Province,
- Zielona Gora City Council.
They are the initiators of collections of aid for the people of Ukraine, organized in the Lubuskie Voivodeship and in the city of Zielona Gora itself, they have been delivering the collection items to our warehouses since Saturday, and the amount of these gifts is impressive….
A huge round of applause for everyone who decided to join in the aid, for every person who decided to deplete their household budget to purchase products for the benefit of people they don’t even know and will never meet, but who have been affected by the tragedy of war, and who will not survive without the help of the rest of the world.
Another round of applause for the companies: eobuwie.com.pl and Fiegie Zielona Góra for organizing and delivering the cardboard boxes in which the donations were packed… and we really needed those boxes in huge quantities.
Action plan in support of Ukraine
Dozens of self-appointed volunteers, since Saturday, have been hovering at the warehouse, sorting and packing. They are employees of our company, employees of the aforementioned entities, organizers of individual collections, but also people who came forward when they heard about the action. Everyone can help, and another pair of hands is worth its weight in gold, especially since in the groups of companies LCL Holding we will be active until Wednesday.
Among the donations being brought in are mostly medicines, food products (especially dry provisions), but also pet supplies, beverages, clothing, cleaning products, toys… all the things we go to the store for almost every day, without thinking about how we would function deprived of such an opportunity….
Two trucks from LCL Spedition’s fleet loaded. We ourselves don’t know yet how many of them will leave – the transport is scheduled for Wednesday and until then there will be intensive work in our warehouse. All the medicines will go directly to the Field Hospital in Ternopil. The rest of the transport will also go to Ternopil, which will be handed over to foundations and churches, which in turn will distribute them to the most needy people.
We are aware that the gifts from our province are a drop in the ocean of needs, but we are happy and proud to be part of the activities that, put together, cease to be just a drop. LCL Logistic warehouses filled with gifts and people who came here to help, even exude an incredible energy – it is felt by every person here.
We are here for the people of Ukraine.