Mission & Values

Ukraine War Amps sole purpose is to assist Ukrainian soldiers and patriots that have been maimed or injured in the ongoing armed conflict in Ukraine.

Головна мета Ukraine War Amps це допомога українським військовим та патріотам, які перенесли ампутації та отримали важкі поранення підчас нинішньої війни в Україні.

UWA Values

Our Story

Ukrainian War Amps was created in July 2014 and was founded by Gene Berezovski and John Broadhead who both work within the field of medical technology and saw an immediate opportunity to provide financial assistance to those facing debilitating injuries from the war. For many Ukrainian veterans’ accessibility to modern medical treatment and rehabilitation is beyond their financial means.

Both Gene and John know the importance of proper medical treatment and have seen the impact of technology on those recovering from serious injuries. Unfortunately, many of the Ukrainian soldiers lack the level treatment we receive in countries like Canada and never obtain adequate care for their injuries. Joined by hundreds of friends from all over the world the Ukraine War Amps community helps alleviate the burden placed on both soldiers and their families by providing a means of donating a monthly stipend, so that they can heal and live to the best of their abilities.

Over $100,000 USD has been raised by the UWA community and delivered to wounded soldiers, families of fallen soldiers, and children of war in Ukraine.

The Team

Gene Berezovski
Co-founder

Gene Berezovski

Gene, co-founder of UWA, was raised in Kyiv, Ukraine. After receiving his B. Sc. In Engineering, Gene has worked in Hi-Tech Industry bringing modern technology and state of the art solutions to his customers in the hospitals, rehab centers, and clinics across North America, and around the world. Gene’s valuable experience and strong desire to support those in need culminated in founding Ukraine War Amps in July 2014. Ever since Gene is behind UWA operations. Gene’s passions include swimming, teaching, gardening, and history.

John Broadhead
Co-founder

John Broadhead

John, co-founder of UWA, was raised in Toronto, Canada. John’s exposure to new technologies through his career, and passion for helping others brought together skills needed to establish UWA and make it a success! After Russian occupation of Crimea, John jumped into action which in July 2014 resulted in creation of Ukraine War Amps! John’s an engine of UWA and his ideas are laying in fundamentals of Ukraine War Amps. John enjoys spending time with his family and he is also keenly interested in golfing.

Ivanka Babyak
Manitoba Representative

Ivanka Babyak

Ivanka joined UWA in 2015 and became our organization’s representative in Manitoba. She is actively involved in community outreach by spreading the word about UWA locally and performs fundraising activities like organizing fundraising events for UWA, reaching out to local donors, and collecting donations on behalf of UWA beneficiaries. Moreover, Ivanka made a significant amount of donation to wounded soldiers within our Adopt a soldier program, as well as personally paid a visit to meet wounded soldiers in Ukraine.

Roman Krupa
Community Relations Coordinator

Roman Krupa

Roman Krupa is UWA’s liaison in Lviv, Ukraine. He visits the wounded soldiers in hospitals, delivers financial aid and medical supplies, and meets with Adopt a Soldier program’s beneficiaries at their residences. Roman also facilitates our Visit a Soldier program in Lviv, Ukraine and connects donors, who visits Lviv from various parts of the world, with beneficiaries of “ADOPT A SOLDIER” program run by UWA.

Victoria Ionesi
Belgium Representative

Victoria Ionesi

Victoria lives in Belgium and a fervent supporter of UWA’s mission. She not only makes huge donations but also represents UWA in Belgium. She also recently started a Facebook group in French for UWA. Victoria proudly held a UWA sing during a pro-Ukrainian rally, that took place on the city’s most magnificent square surrounded by opulent guildhalls and two larger edifices, the city’s Town Hall, and the King’s House or Breadhouse (French: Maison du Roi, Dutch: Broodhuis) building containing the Museum of the City of Brussels!

Natalie Ostryzniuk
Branch Manager

Natalie Ostryzniuk

Natalie Ostryrzniuk joined our organization in 2015 and have been actively participating in Adopt A Soldier and I Care programs. In 2016 Natalie became UWA’s Saskatchewan Branch Manager. She engages several people within her community to take part in our organization’s programs and help Ukrainian veterans, children of war and families of fallen soldiers.

Yulia Severyn
Donor Relations Coordinator

Yulia Severyn

Yulia Severyn is our Community Relations Coordinator in Ukraine. She acts as a liason between donors from all over the world and the beneficiaries in Ukraine. She helps our veterans and I Care program families to develop long-term connections and friendships with their donors. Yulia makes sure to keep all our information current and promptly updated.

Oleksandr Kravchuk

Partners

Plast Winnipeg
Plast Winnipeg
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio
Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio
Myloserdia Canada
Myloserdia Canada
Social Services of Ukraine
Social Services of Ukraine

Annual Report

Programs (USD) 2015 2016 2017 2018
Adopt a Soldier $19,320 $24,360 $24,320 $24,640
I Care $2,420 $2,400 $6,645 $6,125
Visit a Soldier $300 $2,000 $1,430 N/A
Sisters of Grace N/A N/A $605 $5,275
Heroes We Support $2,000 N/A N/A N/A
Annual Total $24,040 $28,760 $33,000 $36,040

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