The Ukrainian Efforts Humanitarian Fund (UEHF) was created for the purpose of supporting humanitarian efforts in which Green Berets coordinate, work with, or otherwise support outside of their line of duty. The fund was created in the first days of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine when a fellow Green Beret and his wife reached out for assistance in helping their former countrymen. Their story is below: Dmitry and Alena (last name withheld) are from and grew up near Kiev and immigrated to the U.S. in the early 2000s from Ukraine. Dmitry joined the U.S. Army in 2009 and graduated the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2014. He currently serves on active duty and is stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Both Dmitry’s and his wife’s family are still in Ukraine, to include brothers and sisters and their children, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Dmitry's nephew and brother-in-law are currently fighting in Kiev along with thousands more throughout Ukraine who have vowed to defend their homeland. Dmitry and Alena have actively been gaining support within their community in the form of monetary and material donations as well as physical help in preparing those donations for delivery to Ukrainians in dire need. The UEHF has been set up so that they, along with other advocates, can actively raise funds to aid in the expenses accrued when shipping donated items to Ukraine. This is an ongoing and rapidly changing effort so please check back for updates from Dmitry, Alena and their team!