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Georgia volunteer groups send humanitarian supplies to aid Ukraine


Volunteers from around the state gathered in Savannah Saturday to unload shipments of humanitarian supplies to Ukraine (Credit: Christian Felt/WTGS).
Volunteers from around the state gathered in Savannah Saturday to unload shipments of humanitarian supplies to Ukraine (Credit: Christian Felt/WTGS).
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Volunteers from around the state gathered in Savannah Saturday to unload shipments of humanitarian supplies to Ukraine.

Uliana Gonzalez is a Ukrainian living in Savannah. She said although it hurts to be far from home, she will do whatever she can to help.

"I am all shaking and devastated seeing them online and seeing some of them dead on the street just trying to survive," Gonzalez said.

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After hearing of Russia's invasion, Gonzalez knew she had to act.

She started a Facebook group called Savannah Supports Ukraine and was soon contacted by another group in Atlanta.

She said she was glad to collaborate with other groups to create opportunities to support Ukraine.

"We do everything we can here. We got ourselves together, we rolled up our sleeves, and we are doing what we can," Gonzalez said. "If there are any other initiatives, we will jump on them and help more."

Volunteers from Atlanta, such as Bob Stanton, gathered supplies from around their city. He says he paid for a U-Haul and got to work.

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"Yesterday, we spent the day going house to house various places in Atlanta picking up these items and loading them in the truck. Then I drove down here this morning," Stanton said.

Darius Kreivys of CargoLoop LLC is from Lithuania and said there they tend to see Ukrainians as family.

Kreivys funded the shipments to Ukraine and said it's everyone's responsibility to lend a hand to people in need.

"It's a lot of people with what's left of home. They don't have nothing. We need to help how we can," Kreivys said.

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Gonzalez added that Savannah Supports Ukraine will continue to take part in providing aid overseas.

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