United Ukraine Business Support
During this time of crisis, the U.S. business community is providing emergency aid and services to help the Ukrainian people. This engagement can take many forms, whether by donating funds or critical products, providing in-kind support to help the continued flow of commerce, or harnessing industry expertise and know-how to assist Ukraine in other ways.
ITA and its U.S. Commercial Service are working with our clients, interagency colleagues, and non-government organizations to facilitate the sharing of information to ensure these engagements reach their intended destinations.
Below, business representatives we’ve worked with share their innovative ideas for how to get involved.
Examples of U.S. Business Support for Ukraine
Uber, San Francisco, California
“The Commercial Service team at the Warsaw embassy has been an absolutely essential partner in Uber’s work to address the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine. The team’s expert advice and active assistance has helped enormously as we try to navigate a complex and fast-evolving situation, allowing us to move with greater speed and at greater scale to support both Ukrainian refugees and the Polish communities who are so generously welcoming them.”
– Matthew Devlin, Head of International Affairs, Uber
Read the full Uber story.
Baron Weather, Huntsville, Alabama
“As an Alabama-based company, we are proud to support the people and businesses of free and independent Ukraine. We had been actively working with Ukrainian counterparts in the field of hydrometeorology to upgrade their weather detection, display, and forecasting technology with applications for weather, public safety, and emergency services. In their time of need, we have provided the Hydrometeorological Service of Ukraine with current and forecast weather information services to aid their efforts. We look forward to a day when we can once again work with them on an upgrade to their in-country hydrometeorological services.”
— Bob Dreiswerd, President and CEO
Alphapointe, Kansas City, Missouri
“In the face of this humanitarian crisis, Alphapointe wanted to provide assistance to the people of Ukraine. As the tragic events in Ukraine unfolded, we realized that the medical devices we manufacture could help save lives if we could get them in the hands of the people who desperately need medical assistance. We are grateful to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration for providing a path for us to make that happen.”
— Reinhard Mabry, President and CEO
Read the full release from Alphapointe.
Pittsburgh Technology Council, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
“After the U.S. Commercial Service office in Pittsburgh notified us of the large-scale medical needs of the Ukraine people, we immediately went into action and partnered with Brother’s Brother Foundation Highmark and Allegheny Health Network. We have had such a tremendous response from the U.S. Businesses community and private citizens that we surpassed our $250K goal.”
— Audrey Russo, President and CEO
Read the full release from PTC.
For businesses seeking additional information on the U.S. Government’s activities related to Ukraine, please visit Ukraine - United States Department of State.
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