Many Dutch people sympathize with the war-stricken Ukraine. Many residents have fled the invading Russian army and violence. To help them, relief campaigns are also being organized in Groningen and Drenthe. An overview:

    Oranjeborg collects stuff

    Care company Oranjeborg in Meppel (with branches in Havelte and de Wijk) has started an action to collect items for Ukrainian refugees on the border with Poland. “The war is alive with the young people in the group,” says assistant manager Teymur Rahimi of the Havelte location. “We collect leftover items, mattresses, clothing. We are going to make an inventory of what else is in demand and we will bring everything to the Ukrainian border on Friday.”

    Beth-El Hoogeveen organizes transport

    Members of the Baptist community Beth-El in Hoogeveen drove a van loaded with goods to Ukraine on Saturday. We are working hard to arrange another transport this week. If you have stuff available, you can bring it to Loods 66B, which is officially located at Industrieweg 66B but has an entrance at Dr. Anton Philipsstraat (opposite the Welkoop). Opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

    Ogterop Meppel donates ticket proceeds

    Schouwburg Ogterop in Meppel will donate the ticket proceeds from the performances on March 4, 5 and 6 to Giro 555. The building itself is also lit in Ukrainian colours. “It is a joint decision of the trade association,” says director Natalie Straatman. Theaters can show their support as they see fit. And we are happy to participate.”

    Are you also organizing a relief campaign for the inhabitants of Ukraine? Mail to [email protected]