The Ukrainian Aid Society of Colorado is a Colorado Non-Profit Charity dedicated to providing humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine.
On Thursday, February 24, 2022, Russia invaded the nation of Ukraine. By May of 2022, 8 million Ukrainian Citizens had been displaced and thousands had been killed.
On March 9, 2022 the Russian Air Force targeted and bombed Maternity Hospital #3 in the City of Mariupol. This atrocity inspired founders Aiden Sinclair and Rebecca Knight to act to support those in need in Ukraine.
Our first mission was self funded using credit cards to purchase emergency medical supplies for first responders serving on the front lines of the conflict. Aiden and Rebecca along with financial support from Paul Noffsinger of Greeley Colorado purchased $25,000.00 worth of critical trauma dressings, tourniquets, and blood coagulant and on March 10,2022 Aiden traveled personally to Kyiv to deliver those supplies.
Seeing the suffering of those in need first hand, Aiden returned from that trip and began doing whatever he could to raise both awareness and funds to continue to bring aid to the front lines.
Through generous donations from patrons at his Underground Theater at The Historic Stanley Hotel, Aiden was able to raise an additional $35,000.00 to purchase more medical supplies as well as body armor and protective equipment for first responders serving on the eastern front.
With the support and financial assistance Matt and Shelley Busch, of Loveland, Colorado, Aiden returned to Ukraine in April of 2022 with this second mission of supplies and delivered them personally.
As the conflict escalated and continued over the summer, Aiden dedicated all of the profits of his theater to the continued support and supply of those in need in Ukraine.
In November of 2022, he returned to Ukraine with $175,000.00 worth of critical supplies and delivered them personally to units serving on the front lines in to cities of Kherson, Mykolaiv, Odessa and Bakhmut. In addition to theses supplies, the generous donations of Mr. Bob Rhue that were received while Aiden was in Ukraine, allowed us to procure and supply generators and additional medical and operational supplies to front line units serving in the south of the country.
Upon his return from this third trip, Aiden along with Rebecca Knight and Jordan Taverner founded The Ukrainian Aid Society of Colorado in order to continue to provided humanitarian aid and support to the people of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian Aid Society of Colorado is a Colorado Not for Profit Corporation which has applied for and is pending federal 501(c) (3) status.
CLICK ON THE IMAGES BELOW TO LEARN ABOUT THE MISSIONS WE HAVE CONDUCTED TO PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN AID TO THE FRON LINES OF UKRAINE.
Mission 4: January 16, 2023
12 Bags (1200 lbs)
As the fighting in the city of Bakhmut increased over the holiday season, front line medics began running low on critical first aid supplies. Thanks to a very generous donation from Mr. Robert Rhue of Colorado, we were able to mount a rapid resupply to the front.
Mission 5: February 12, 2024
18 Bags (1800 lbs)
Due to the delays in the approval of Aid to Ukraine in Congress, the front lines of the war are facing dire shortages. We launched this trip to transport critical medical supplies to the front lines near Adiivka and Vuhledar who were receiving heavy casualties.