NH business owner brings medical supplies to Ukraine

As the crisis in Ukraine continues, one business owner from New Hampshire took some time away from work to help out on the ground in the war-torn country.Andrey Ilyuk owns a car dealership in Auburn and is also the president of the nonprofit organization The Loving Lifeline. He plans to […]

As the crisis in Ukraine continues, one business owner from New Hampshire took some time away from work to help out on the ground in the war-torn country.Andrey Ilyuk owns a car dealership in Auburn and is also the president of the nonprofit organization The Loving Lifeline. He plans to donate 100% of the funds he raises to help his native Ukraine.Ilyuk has sent containers of supplies to Ukraine. He said he’s in the western part of the country but plans to travel east in the coming days to the more volatile territory.Ilyuk is meeting with local businesses and pastors to brainstorm how people still in the area can buy from them and help provide jobs for people who need them. “We’re combining all together just to, in a sense, to try to move some mountains,” Ilyuk said. He said he had to leave his comfortable life behind and head into danger because he can’t live with a guilty conscience.”I’m a father. I have two kids,” Ilyuk said. “I can’t look when there’s little kids that have nothing to eat, or yesterday, there was a story that a little kid was bringing food to the grave of his mother, because his mother starved, and she gave all the food to him.”Ilyuk said that when the conflict first started, he thinks support from around the world was the strongest, but he worries it’s waning a bit, and it’s tough for people who are running out of money.

As the crisis in Ukraine continues, one business owner from New Hampshire took some time away from work to help out on the ground in the war-torn country.

Andrey Ilyuk owns a car dealership in Auburn and is also the president of the nonprofit organization The Loving Lifeline. He plans to donate 100% of the funds he raises to help his native Ukraine.

Ilyuk has sent containers of supplies to Ukraine. He said he’s in the western part of the country but plans to travel east in the coming days to the more volatile territory.

Ilyuk is meeting with local businesses and pastors to brainstorm how people still in the area can buy from them and help provide jobs for people who need them.

“We’re combining all together just to, in a sense, to try to move some mountains,” Ilyuk said.

He said he had to leave his comfortable life behind and head into danger because he can’t live with a guilty conscience.

“I’m a father. I have two kids,” Ilyuk said. “I can’t look when there’s little kids that have nothing to eat, or yesterday, there was a story that a little kid was bringing food to the grave of his mother, because his mother starved, and she gave all the food to him.”

Ilyuk said that when the conflict first started, he thinks support from around the world was the strongest, but he worries it’s waning a bit, and it’s tough for people who are running out of money.

https://www.wmur.com/article/auburn-business-owner-medical-supplies-ukraine/39706467

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