Last year on the 24th of February, the world was shocked as Russia invaded Ukraine. And as of today, the war continues without any real hope for peace yet. For many of us, the war has consequences, yet it is still relatively far away. But within TSS, we have companies in the neighboring countries Poland and Romania, where you can feel the threat to their borders and the reality of how it changes Ukrainian lives so much more.
Despite the heart-breaking context, one can see humanity and dignity in how so many people responded to this crisis. And this has been a great source of encouragement, and hope to see neighbors helping neighbors in very practical ways in the region.
Our companies, Simple (Poland) and Yonder (Romania), started or joined charities to aid the flux of refugees and support them with the first essential human needs and their journey to the next stage.
We want to share an update on the efforts by Yonder.
Yonder donated 45,500 EURO in 2022 for various Ukrainian projects. These donations went to various projects:
And our TSS colleagues raised 19.5k, which was matched by TSS, so that was a total of 39,000 Euros going to Ukrainian causes as well.
It is a drop in the ocean, yet all these drops create a big body of water. And every drop creates a ripple effect. It shows the world that people care and good still perseveres. We will continue to support the cause as long as it is needed, but we hope that this conflict that has devastated so many lives will end in the foreseeable future. If you would like to donate and support the Homes of Hope project, please click this link.