July 7, 2023

Russian aggression has brought Ukraine to the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe.

The country’s civilian population has been suffering from continuous attacks on housing, infrastructure, transportation, electricity, gas, and water supply.

In the spring of 2022, after Russia destroyed the drinking water supply in Mykolaiv, a major regional center near the Black Sea, it denied 200,000 people access to water. Upon learning of the situation in Mykolaiv, Ukrainians in the Carolinas connected with local Ukrainian volunteers and a team of scientists and engineers from Wise Water, led by Yaroslav Naumuk. Together we pioneered an assistance program that helped fund and build high-productivity and easy deployment and maintenance ion-exchange water filtration systems that work equally well with water from the sea, local rivers and lakes, and conventional and drilled wells.

In June 2023, Russia once again committed an act of ecocide and genocide against the people of Ukraine by blowing up the Kakhovka dam and hydroelectric power station. Besides flooding southern Ukraine and killing its residents and ecosystem, Russia destroyed one of the largest water reservoirs that supplied drinking water to four regions of southern Ukraine. The government of Ukraine is doing its best to solve the situation on the ground, but the immediate need for drinking water is enormous.

The head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional council asked our organization to help supply their region, especially the towns and villages around Kryviy Rig, Marganets and Nikopol with Wise Water filtration systems that have been very effective in Mykolaiv.

A system with a capacity of 1,000 L/Hr and a barrel of 1,000 liters with a water dispenser costs about $13,500. The people and local governments of this frontline region that is constantly under fire are looking for assistance, and Ukrainians in the Carolinas would like to help.

If you or your organization can help us supply water filters for Ukraine, please make your tax-deductible donation to our volunteer-run 501(c)(3) charitable NC nonprofit here:

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Thank you for helping us help Ukraine!


You've got questions and we have the answers

Who are Ukrainians in the Carolinas?

We are a network of volunteers throughout the Carolinas dedicated to assisting the people of Ukraine and promoting Ukrainian culture in the Carolinas. Our network has been operational in the Triangle for the last 8 years, ever since Russia invaded Ukraine. We have been collecting and shipping medical supplies to Ukraine, helping refugees, wounded warriors, families of perished Ukrainian heroes and orphans. We have hosted numerous cultural events and advocated for assistance to Ukraine. Since February 24, 2022, when Russia started its new phase of war in Ukraine, we have become an even stronger and larger group and welcome your support. We have media coverage, politicians’ attention, but most importantly - everybody’s willingness to help Ukraine’s brave military and citizens. We already shipped several containers of medical supplies, so generously donated to us by local supporters of Ukraine and of freedom. We also provided localized support to various cities throughout Ukraine where there was a great need for food and medical supplies.

What is your status? Are you an officially recognized charitable organization?

We are a NC charitable non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 88-2029754

Where can I send my monetary donation?

You can write a check to Ukrainians in the Carolinas or PayPal or Zelle your donation to

Can I donate clothing or other goods?

At the moment, the border is overwhelmed with various humanitarian supplies from European nations, so we are focusing our efforts on securing and shipping medical supplies only.

What else can I do to help in supporting Ukraine against the Russian invasion?

Spread the word! Contact your elected representatives and ask them to provide air defense systems to Ukraine, expedite legislation to allow Ukrainian refugees into US, and secure humanitarian corridors into sieged Ukrainian cities.

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