HOW WE ACCEPT HUMANITARIAN AID FOR UKRAINE:

• For non-profit organizations or charity funds in Ukraine, the minimum weight we accept is 110 lbs, and there is no maximum weight. The calculation we utilize to establish shipping cost is determined by prevailing weight (by volumetric weight, if this exceeds the actual weight). Dimensional weight may be applied to packages/pallets if they are larger than their physical weight.

• For the Meest charity fund, "International Charitable Foundation Meest", we accept parcels of any weight. Issuance of these parcels in Ukraine is controlled by the Lviv State Administration. The cost of sending humanitarian aid to the Meest charity fund is $2.30/lb by air, and $1/lb by sea (calculated by actual weight).

IMPORTANT UPDATES – MAY 16, 2022

HUMANITARIAN AID FORM


Meest-America always looks for ways to improve and/or enhance our shipping services. One such way is to simplify the registration process for shipping humanitarian aid to Ukraine. We are glad to inform you we have created a new process which will offer you time-saving benefits and the ability to track the processing, shipping, and delivery of humanitarian aid.

Here are the steps of our new system:

  • Fill out humanitarian aid form
  • Receive invoice
  • Pay online
  • Receive tracking information

All you have to do is click on this link and follow the easy instructions - https://my.meest.us/en/registration-package

Thank you again for supporting people of Ukraine – your generosity provides critical assistance and hope at this very difficult time!

IMPORTANT UPDATES – APRIL 27, 2022

MAKE YOUR CONTRIBUTION


Meest-America continues to ship humanitarian aid, and thus far, we have shipped a total of 2.4 million pounds (1.1 million kilograms) of life-saving, and general supplies. We will remain steadfast in receiving, sorting, and shipping your generous donations, and will not stop until we are able to celebrate victory together!

In order to continue our mission, we ask that you please make a contribution to help us ship humanitarian aid. Your contribution will help us help Ukraine, and we will be eternally grateful for any assistance you can offer

IMPORTANT UPDATES – APRIL 15, 2022

HUMANITARIAN AID – 2nd BOEING 747 PLANE


Meest-America is proud to be part of an incredibly hard-working team of people who made it possible to ship additional 153 tons of humanitarian aid to Ukraine yesterday. This was the 2nd shipment this week! The first shipment contained 100 tons and yesterday, a Boeing 747 plane was once again fully loaded with critical and essential supplies.

As of today, Meest-America has shipped a total of over 2.2 million pounds (1 000 000 kg) of vital aid to Ukraine! This includes, but is not limited to: plates, vests, helmets, medical/hospital/tactical supplies, food, sleeping bags, personal hygiene products and more. This amount is truly remarkable, and we send our sincerest thanks to our customers, donors, volunteers, sponsors, and Meest employees here and in Ukraine. We hope it warms your hearts to know you made a difference.

Our work continues. Therefore, we must still ask if you can help offset shipping and logistics costs. Please consider making a contribution at my.meest.us/en/humanitarian-aid

IMPORTANT UPDATES – APRIL 13, 2022

HUMANITARIAN AID – BOEING 747 PLANE


We are glad to share good news with you - 100 tons of humanitarian aid for Ukraine was shipped April 12th on a Boeing 747 plane. The plane was fully loaded with critical and essential supplies. This special delivery was organized by MEEST-America, Inc., Embassy of Ukraine in the USA / Посольство України в США, and Consulate General of Ukraine in New York.

Medical supplies, dry food, and body bags were donated by New York Mayor’s Office, UNWLA, NJ Hospital Association, Razom, Revived Soldiers Ukraine, St. Andrew’s Orthodox Church, AFYA Foundation, Ukrainian Federation of America, and Operation Palyanytsya.

The following organizations are just a few of dozens who will receive this aid: Ministry of Health in Ukraine, Lviv Humanitarian Aid Headquarters, Kyiv Metropolitan Epiphanius, Razom for Ukraine, Church of Hosanna in Rivne, Regional Hospital in Rivne, Children’s Hospital in Dnipro.

There is great power in unity, and we have personally witnessed how the Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian communities have come together to assist the people of Ukraine. In times of distress, this has sustained and propelled us to keep moving forward. We have repeatedly shifted and pivoted our functional operations to ensure the greatest, most beneficial impact on people whose lives have been turned upside down.

We have faith we will rebuild Ukraine together but thank everyone who worked so hard to make this huge shipment possible! Special thanks to Heroes for Ukraine for providing trucking services to deliver the aid to our warehouse in Port Reading, NJ. If you would like to make a donation to help Meest-America continue to ship vital humanitarian aid supplies to the people of Ukraine, please consider making a contribution here

IMPORTANT UPDATES - MARCH 31, 2022

MAKE YOUR CONTRIBUTION

Meest-America has been fully engaged in processing and shipping Humanitarian Aid donations for over one month now. Our hearts are with our families, friends, colleagues, and all the people in Ukraine. Since we can’t be with them, we have made it our mission to help them from here in the USA.

In full transparency, we want to keep you informed with the latest updates so here is a breakdown of stats as of March 31, 2022:

Total weight shipped to Ukraine from the USA - over 1,750,000 pounds (800,000 kg).

The following are total plates, vests, and helmets that were shipped in partnership with Ukrainian American Coordinating Council:

  • PLATES FOR VESTS - 7,250
  • VESTS - 5,206
  • HELMETS - 1,866

The following are the highest volume categories, with total weight in pounds:

  • MEDICAL – 373,901
  • FOOD – 236,654
  • MISCELLANEOUS – 154,723
  • TACTICAL GEAR – 140,215
  • CLOTHING/SHOES – 84,709
  • HYGIENE/ANTIBACTERIAL ITEMS – 33,933
  • DIAPERS/BABY PRODUCTS – 9,023
  • SLEEPING BAGS/BLANKETS – 1,986
  • WALKIE-TALKIES – 367

Special thanks to everyone who donated these critical supplies! We are proud of our Meest employees and volunteers here in the USA, and Ukraine, who worked so hard to process and ship out this Humanitarian Aid thus far. We also want to send special thanks to our generous sponsors, without whom, we would not have been able to ship out a large portion of the massive amount of humanitarian aid we received in our NJ warehouse - NOVA UKRAINE, Razom for ukraine, Revived soldiers Ukraine, UNWLA, Selfreliance Federal Credit Union (IL), UKRAINIAN WORLD FOUNDATION and Ukrainian Selfreliance Federal Credit Union (PA). However, our work continues because the war is not over. Therefore, we must still ask if you can help offset shipping and logistics costs for the aid that remains in our warehouse by making contributions.

Слава Україні!

IMPORTANT UPDATES - MARCH 28, 2022

HUMANITARIAN AID DISTRIBUTION

Our Meest office in Ukraine has received over 3,500 tons of humanitarian aid from the USA, Europe and Canada. They have been working around the clock, and we are thankful to them for their hard work and dedication. This critical aid was distributed to the following charitable organizations, who then dispersed it to those in need:

Львівська Міська Рада Lviv City Administration
БФ Відродження захисників України BF Renaissance Defenders of Ukraine
ГО Громадська ініціатива Галичини NGO Public Initiative of Galicia
БФ Відкриті очі BF Open eyes
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КНП Львівське територіальне медичне об'єднання
багатопрофільна клінічна лікарня
KNP Lviv Territorial Medical Association
Multidisciplinary Clinical Hospital
БО ЛІТЕРАРУМ КУПІДУС Because Literarium Kupidus
Львівський обласний госпіталь ветеранів війн Lviv Regional Hospital for War Veterans
ВП Лікарня Святого Луки VP St. Luke's Hospital
Стрийська центральна міська лікарня Stryi Central City Hospital
Військово-медичний клінічний госпіталь Західного регіону Military Medical Clinical Hospital of the Western
Львівський обласний клінічний перинатальний центр Lviv Regional Clinical Perinatal Center
РО РГ Церкви ЄХБ Надія м. Рівне RO WG Church of the ECB Nadiya Rivne
Рівненська міська рада Rivne City Council
ВГО Об'єднання добровольців NGO Association of Volunteers
ГО Принцип свідомості NGO Principle of consciousness
ГО Д.О.М.48.24 GO D.O.M.48.24
ГО Ультрас Карпати GO Ultras of the Carpathians
РО УБТС ВСЦ ЄХБ RO UBTS WCC EHB
Західноукраїнський спеціалізований дитячий медичний центр Western Ukrainian Specialized Children's Medical
ГО Громадська ініціатива Галичини NGO Public Initiative of Galicia
ГО Футбольний клуб Скала Skala Football Club
Фундація Лелека Stork Foundation
ГО ЦЕНТР РОЗВИТКУ РЕКРЕАЦІЙНИХ РЕСУРСІВ NGO CENTER FOR RECREATIONAL RESOURCES
БФ Громадяни BF Citizens
Територіальна оборона (125 бригада, 103 батальйон, 2 рота) Territorial Defense (125th Brigade, 103rd Battalion
Г.О. Рух Допомоги Армії "4.5.0" G.O. Army Assistance Movement 4.5.0
Львівська клінічна лікарня швидкої медичної допомоги Lviv Clinical Ambulance Hospital
Стрийська міська лікарня Stryi city hospital
ВП Лікарня Святого Луки VP St. Luke's Hospital
ГО Громадська ініціатива Галичини NGO Public Initiative of Galicia
Територіальна оборона м. Івано-Франківськ Territorial defense of Ivano-Frankivsk
БФ ДУХОВНА ОСВІТА BF SPIRITUAL EDUCATION
Вiйськово-медичний клiнiчний центр Захiдного perioнy Military Medical Clinical Center of the Western
ЛМЦСССДМ ЛМЦСССДМ
БФ Відродження захисників України BF Renaissance Defenders of Ukraine
БФ Звягель Благодійний Charitable Foundation Zviahel
Військова частина А2298 Military unit A2298
Асоціація гравців в сквош України Squash Players Association of Ukraine
БФ Звягель Благодійний Charitable Foundation Zviahel
ГРОМАДСЬКА ОРГАНІЗАЦІЯ ДУМАЙ СЕРЦЕМ NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION THINK WITH YOUR HEART
ГО Громадська варта NGO Public Guard
Свято-Троїцький духовний центр Holy Trinity Spiritual Center
БО Благодійний фонд «Пам’ять поколінь» Memory of Generations Charitable Foundation
БО ФОНД РОДИНИ КАМЕЛЬЧУКІВ BECAUSE THE FOUNDATION OF THE KAMELCHUK FAMILY
Калуська міська філія Союз Українок Kalush city branch of the Union of Ukrainian Women
Сприяння громадським ініціативам Promotion of public initiatives
IGFM IGFM
БФ Повернись Живим BF Come Back Alive
MotoHelp MotoHelp
ГО Центр Громадських ініціатив Варта NGO Center for Public Initiatives Worth

In order for Meest-America to keep sending critical humanitarian aid to the Ukrainian people, we ask you that you please help us subsidize shipping and logistics costs by making a contribution!

IMPORTANT UPDATES - MARCH 22, 2022

HELP US FUND TRANSPORTATION OF HUMANITARIAN AID

As of March 22, 2022, Meest-America has processed and shipped over 1,400,389 pounds (635,206 kilograms) of humanitarian aid. This number is staggering, and although we wish the situation was different, we are glad our combined efforts will help ease some of the pain and suffering our people are experiencing due to this horrible war.

Overnight, it became our mission to transform our operations into helping organizations and individuals ship much-needed supplies to Ukraine. Tactical, medical, hospital and general aid supplies have been delivered to our NJ warehouse from various states in America. We accept this aid and then process it accordingly:

  1. Unload supplies from trucks, vans and cars into warehouse
  2. Load supplies onto pallets & weigh
  3. Unpack boxes & bags
  4. Sort supplies into categories
  5. Repack supplies into shipping boxes
  6. Load boxes onto pallets & wrap
  7. Load trucks & drive to airport

We are so grateful to everyone who donated supplies, our volunteers, and to our Meest employees. This is truly a group effort, and we are proud to be part of it! Please contribute to subsidize shipping humanitarian aid

IMPORTANT UPDATES - MARCH 20, 2022

TV BROADCASTS & NEWS ARTICLES

Our warehouse has been visited by many local, national, and international news outlets. They all want to see and share the extraordinary operation of how humanitarian aid is processed on a scale that fills a 92,000 square foot warehouse! We could not have made it this far without the help of so many people, so we want to share some of these broadcasts, articles, and photos with you.


IMPORTANT UPDATES - MARCH 14, 2022

HUMANITARIAN AID DISTRIBUTION

Up to this moment, Meest delivered over 1500 tons of humanitarian aid to Ukraine from across the globe. All the humanitarian aid that Meest-America delivers via International Charitable Foundation "Meest" (Міжнародний Благодійний Фонд "Міст") is transferred over to the Lviv City Administration, which then sorts and transfers it to charitable organizations and to everyone in need, throughout regions in Ukraine.

Also, humanitarian aid was delivered to the following organizations:

  • Wings of Hope Charity Fund (Благодійний фонд "Крила надії")
  • Open Eyes Charity Foundation (Благодійний фонд "Відкриті Очі")
  • Come Back Alive Charity Foundation (Благодійний фонд "Повернись живим")
  • Charity Fund "Renaissance of Defenders of Ukraine" (Благодійний фонд "Відродження захисників України")
  • Lviv Regional Hospital of War Veterans, named Yuri Lypa (Львівський обласний госпіталь ветеранів війни та репресованих імені Юрія Липи)
  • Military and Medical Clinical Center of the Western Region (Військово-медичний клінічний центр Західного регіону)
  • Lviv Regional Clinical Perinatal Center (Львівський обласний клінічний перинатальний центр)

From the moment the war began, our mission changed to focus on helping Ukraine. We would like to thank you for supporting our mission with your generous humanitarian aid donations, which allows us to help Ukrainian people. We could not do the work we have been doing without our volunteers and donors, and we will be forever grateful to all of you!

VERY IMPORTANT UPDATES - EFFECTIVE MARCH 8, 2022

HUMANITARIAN AID TRANSPORT PARTNERSHIP FOR UKRAINE

Meest-America is humbled and proud to assist the Ukrainian community by shipping desperately needed humanitarian aid to Ukraine! As of March 8, 2022, we are partnering with Razom to raise money to ship humanitarian supplies that have been generously donated by the Ukrainian communities in the area.

Currently, Meest-America already has 581 pallets of supplies ready to be shipped to Ukraine. Additionally, a steady flow of new supplies are being delivered to our warehouse all day, every day. It is heart-warming to see how much people care about helping Ukrainians at this very difficult time so we ask that you please help us by donating to this special fund so Meest can continue shipping this vital Humanitarian Aid!


VERY IMPORTANT UPDATES - EFFECTIVE MARCH 7, 2022

DUE TO AN OVERWHELMING RESPONSE, WE CAN NO LONGER SUBSIDIZE FREE SHIPPING FOR HUMANITARIAN AID. PARCELS WILL STILL BE ACCEPTED WITH DELIVERY TO NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AT A HEAVILY DISCOUNTED RATE OF:

$2.30 PER POUND - BY AIR
$1.00 PER POUND - BY SEA


Meest is extremely grateful for your generous support in helping the courageous people of Ukraine at this difficult time. Please understand we reached full capacity so much faster than we ever could have anticipated. Therefore, we need to charge nominal shipping fees in order to cover our operating expenses which were depleted.

Please make note of the following very important information:

1. At this time, there is a big demand for items from the list

2. Prior to traveling to our Port Reading, NJ Warehouse to drop off your cargo, please contact us at 1-800-288-9949 with the following information:

    • Name of organization & Person who will be delivering cargo
    • Number of total cargo
    • Description of package contents
    • Estimated time of arrival

    3. In order to easily expedite cargo, all cargo MUST be sorted according to category – food with food, first aid with first aid, etc.

    4. Please clearly label each package’s contents on the outside of the package.

    5. Please DO NOT send any items on our restricted list.

    6. Please DO NOT send any clothes or diapers at this time since we are completely overstocked

    7. Please note the maximum weight of each package must not exceed 66 lbs. (30kg)

    8. Please provide an estimated value for each package

    Packages with humanitarian aid dropped off at agent locations in NY, NJ, PA, CT, MA, and MD will be subject to shipping charges, at a heavily discounted price of $2.30 per pound and $5 per parcel. Packages from other states can be shipped to our Meest Warehouse in NJ at your own cost.

    Meest would like to express thanks to our sponsors - NOVA UKRAINE, Razom for ukraine, Revived soldiers Ukraine, UNWLA, Selfreliance Federal Credit Union (IL), UKRAINIAN WORLD FOUNDATION and Ukrainian Selfreliance Federal Credit Union (PA) for their support. These partnerships made it possible to provide much-needed humanitarian aid for our people in Ukraine.

    We are prepared to work with any and all organizations in collecting and distributing humanitarian aid in Ukraine.  We are also looking for partners to assist us with covering shipping costs.

    If you’d like to partner with us, please reach out directly. For more information reach out to us on social media, email us at info.usa@meest.com or contact our customer service department at 1-800-288-9949

    FAQ

    WHAT ITEMS ARE RESTRICTED?
    • Firearms, signal guns, air guns, gas arms, cold steel arms (including throwing weapons), electric shock devices and spark gaps, as well as parts of those weapons;
    • Weapon Parts;
    • Perishable foods;
    • Narcotics of any origin, psychotropic substances;
    • Radioactive substances;
    • Gunpowder, explosive, corrosive, flammable and other hazardous substances;
    • Animals and plants;
    • Alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, tobacco;
    • Human remains and organs;
    • Antiques;
    • Jewelry, precious metals and stones;
    • Works of art;
    • Cash and cash instruments in any form: money orders, checks, vouchers, securities, bonds, coupons, promotions, credit cards;
    • Postage stamps;
    • Products and publication of obscene content, pornography of any kind;
    • Bengal lights and fireworks;
    • Gases in any package, including pepper and tear gases;
    • Flammable liquids, perfumes, colognes, nail polishes, etc.;
    • Any fuel and empty containers from it;
    • All paints and their solvents;
    • Radioactive materials;
    • Corrosion inhibitors;
    • Pipe cleaners;
    • Oxygen-rich substances;
    • Containers with aerosols;
    • Tanks for propane;
    • CO2 tanks;
    • Gunpowder;
    • Dry ice;
    • A tool that runs on fuel;
    • Lighters and their filling;
    • Matches;
    • Rechargeable batteries, power supplies, batteries;
    • Alcohol-based agents, perfumes, nail polishes and hair;
    • Alcoholic beverages;
    • Absorbers and other used spare parts or containing lubricating fluids and materials.
    • Items prohibited by the World Association of Transport.
    • Items that require export licensing by the State Department or Commerce Department must be accompanied by a license
    • Items that may pose a risk to workers, transporting parcels, soil, or damage other items and equipment by their nature or packaging;
    When can I drop off humanitarian aid cargo?
    Starting Monday, February 28, 2022, at any Meest and agent location in Canada and the U.S. Please check our website for hours and agent locations https://us.meest.com/contact-us
    Do all Meest agent locations accept humanitarian aid cargo?
    Yes.
    How long is the delivery time?
    The estimated delivery time is 5-10 days from the date of shipment. Unfortunately, due to the current situation, we currently cannot guarantee shipping times.
    Are cargo being shipped by air or by sea?
    Packages can be shipped by air or sea.
    What items are needed in the humanitarian aid cargo?
    At this time, there is a big demand for items from the list
    Are you processing regular (non-humanitarian aid) shipments?
    Yes, we do. All regular shipments are processed as usual and are subject to standard prices. 
    Where are the cargo going?
    Humanitarian aid will be automatically delivered to International Charitable Foundation “Meest” in L’viv (Міжнародний Благодійний Фонд "Міст") and dispersed to Ukrainian charity relief organizations who will distribute these cargo throughout Ukraine. Three charitable organizations we work with in Ukraine are Організація «Народна самооборона Львівщини» / Lviv Samooborona, Caristas Ukraine, and ComeBackAlive.
    Is there a shipping cost?

    WE CAN NO LONGER SUBSIDIZE FREE SHIPPING FOR HUMANITARIAN AID. PARCELS WILL BE ACCEPTED WITH DELIVERY TO NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AT A HEAVILY DISCOUNTED RATE OF:

    $2.30 PER POUND - BY AIR
    $1.00 PER POUND - BY SEA

    What is the maximum weight of an individual humanitarian aid package?
    • For non-profit organizations or charity funds in Ukraine, the minimum weight we accept is 110 lbs, and there is no maximum weight. The calculation we utilize to establish shipping cost is determined by prevailing weight (by volumetric weight, if this exceeds the actual weight).
    • For the Meest charity fund, "International Charitable Foundation Meest", we accept parcels of any weight.
    How should cargo be packed?
    In order to easily expedite cargo, all cargo MUST be sorted according to category – food with food, first aid with first aid, etc.
    What else do I need to bring for a drop-off?
    We need a total and detailed description of goods in each package, as well as an estimated value for each package.
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