Direct Action Aid

Direct Action Aid was formed as a voluntary assistance mission in March of 2022 in response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Since then we have formalized as a Texas-based community and social group with Taxpayer ID No. 88-1820004.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide humanitarian assistance to those in need with:

Direct

Straight from our platform to those on the ground affecting change and those needing help. No Overhead, every dollar contributed goes to buy food, supplies, and whatever other items are needed urgently

Action

We take action quickly, respond faster than most large
organizations, and fill a gap between the billions of dollars in global
governmental aid and the slow trickle of that aid to those suffering daily

Aid

Humanitarian aid including food, water, medical, and shelter, to save
lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity.

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Impact

All current efforts aimed at helping those affected by the war in Ukraine, including those whose homes have been damaged or destroyed, those displaced, and refugees.

To date, we have spent more than $50,000 on food, personal sanitary products, and medical supplies for border reception areas in Romania and bulk deliveries into Ukraine. We’ve been able to positively impact hundreds of Ukrainians affected by war, displaced from their homes, and refugees who fled to other countries.

Specific actions include providing food and personal sanitary supplies to:

  • Numerous shelters in and around Tulcea, Romania
  • Shelters in Odesa and Izmail, Ukraine
  • Orphanage for disabled youth in Odesa, Ukraine
  • Residents of Kyiv suburbs (Bucha, Borodyanka, others)
  • Residents of currently occupied Kherson, Ukraine
  • Isaccea border crossing between Ukraine and Romania
  • All of our efforts are supported by your generous donations. Every dollar helps.
  • Our work to support Ukraine is done through a network of local volunteers and non-governmental organizations including Linia Portucalie, Rotary, Centras, Piatra Jos, and others.

About

Direct Action Aid was formed by David Gatchell, a Texas-based entrepreneur with more than 2 decades of experience in international business and supporting humanitarian causes.

David can be found on LinkedIn

Contact us at info@directactionaid.org


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Food deliveries around Kyiv this week ... See MoreSee Less

May 2 - food and supplies delivered to the Isaccea, Romania border crossing. With the recent bombings in Odesa the flow of refugees through this border point is only expected to increase.
Great effort by the volunteers with Piatra Jos and Ioana Andries staffing the reception area!
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May 2 - food and supplies delivered to the Isaccea, Romania border crossing. With the recent bombings in Odesa the flow of refugees through this border point is only expected to increase. 
Great effort by the volunteers with Piatra Jos and Ioana Andries staffing the reception area!Image attachment

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This is where the good are distributed to refugees crossing into Romania.

March 30 bulk food delivery to displaced persons shelter in Odesa, Ukraine. We procured and delivered $2,500 worth of non perishable foods and personal sanitary products. ... See MoreSee Less

Food deliveries to Kherson, Ukraine on April 19, 2022.
Kherson remains occupied by Russian forces but for now they are allowing personal vehicles to enter the city carrying food and supplies. They do NOT permit larger vehicles, cargo vans, trucks, etc, so all deliveries get downsized to small cars so they can pass checkpoints. A small delivery that gets through is better than a large truckload that gets confiscated! Coordinated through Piatra Jos - Grup Civic sustinut de Centras
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Food deliveries to Kherson, Ukraine on April 19, 2022. 
Kherson remains occupied by Russian forces but for now they are allowing personal vehicles to enter the city carrying food and supplies. They do NOT permit larger vehicles, cargo vans, trucks, etc, so all deliveries get downsized to small cars so they can pass checkpoints. A small delivery that gets through is better than a large truckload that gets confiscated! Coordinated through Piatra Jos - Grup Civic sustinut de CentrasImage attachmentImage attachment
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