front-line medical professionals save lives in Ukraine
Leleka Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in December 2014 when several Ukrainians living in the United States joined their efforts with several volunteer initiatives in Ukraine to procure and distribute medical and first-aid supplies to paramedics, emergency crews, and hospitals in the wake of the 2014 Russian aggression in the Eastern Ukraine and Crimea. Since then, we have gained unique expertise in tactical combat care and emergency trauma supplies, allowing us to know precisely what the front-line medical professionals need to save precious lives. In the time of a full-blown Russia's war against Ukraine in 2022, we are focused on the urgent delivery of critical medical supplies to Ukraine’s defenders and civilians. For this purpose, we have established the most efficient supply and logistics chains to deliver medical supplies to Ukraine and distribute them as humanitarian aid to end users on the front lines. As of 2023, Leleka Foundation closely collaborates with charitable organization “Charitable Foundation Leleka-Ukraine” in Ukraine in carrying out its charitable initiatives. We strive to keep administrative overhead to a minimum, so your donations will go towards saving lives in Ukraine. Ukrainian word ‘LELEKA‘ translates as ‘stork’ into English. In Ukrainian culture, a stork symbolizes peace, happiness, home and family.
Our activities are focused on first aid, evacuation, and definitive care of war casualties in Ukraine. As Ukraine bravely fights Russia’s brutal unprovoked invasion, our team around the world works tirelessly to help save as many lives in Ukraine as possible. We are one of the few volunteer-run charities solely focused on medical causes for Ukraine. Since 24 February 2022, we have raised over $7.5 million in donations from individuals, businesses, and non-profits all over the world.
Our focus is
Saving lives of Ukraine’s defenders and wounded civilians.
Since February 24, 2022, we have distributed to front-line medical professionals:
Fully equipped medical backpacks
Medical evacuation vehicles
Immediate urgent causes
Fully equipped medic backpacks
Properly equipped medic backpack is key for field medics to provide immediate care to war casualties. A single kit is designed to treat up to 20 people with up to 10 wound combinations.
We supply 75 medic backpacks a week on average, every week, with new requests constantly flowing.
#HeatUpHope: Emergency self-heating blankets
Emergency self-heating blankets can heat up to 40°C and maintain the heat for up to 8 hours.
In winter, these blankets are wrapped around the wounded person waiting for evacuation and transfer to a hospital, helping fight hypothermia and providing heat much needed for the body to prevent excessive bleeding and reduce overall stress.
Cases of wounded people with normal body temperatures are twice less lethal than those with similar injuries and hypothermia.
#CarryOurHeroes: Flexible plastic evacuation litters
Rapid casualty evacuation is crucial for survival.
However, in combat conditions, field medics lack time and resources for traditional four-man evacuation.
We procure high quality tactical plastic litters/stretchers to enable quick and safe one-man evacuation through the most difficult terrains and conditions.
Top-quality combat tourniquets
With severe hemorrhage being a number one cause of deaths in the battlefield, tourniquet becomes one of the most important combat first aid devices.
We strive to provide front-line medics with proven original combat tourniquets - TCCC-approved CAT, SAM XT, TMT, SOFT-T and Ukrainian Sich to help them save as many lives as possible.
Medical evacuation vehicles
Swift medical evacuation is key to survival of the wounded soldiers. Still, a regular ambulance is not able to support evacuation from remote locations because of road conditions and heavy fighting.
Within our medevac project, we purchase ambulances and off-road vehicles in Europe, refurbish and equip them to combat medical evacuation needs, and transfer to the units located in the toughest spots in Eastern and Southern Ukraine.
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