Mriya Aid is a network of experts dedicated to helping Ukraine defend itself against Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression. Mriya Aid secures and sends medical supplies, non-lethal military equipment, and humanitarian aid to the frontlines where it’s desperately needed now.
Our team feels a deep connection to Ukraine, and our friends and family are now engaged in this fight. Mriya Aid leverages our network of experts in logistics, contracting, procurement, human resources, and fundraising to secure and transport aid to our boots on the ground on Ukraine’s border in Poland, Romania, and Slovakia for onward distribution so that Ukraine can defend itself and stop the humanitarian crisis.
Mriya Aid is focused on the three critical areas of support: medical supplies, non-lethal military equipment, and assistance to displaced persons. Mriya Aid’s robust supply-chain and logistics infrastructure enables us to deliver the aid that our partners in Ukraine have identified as critical needs. All funds donated will go towards purchasing and shipping the aid – none will be spent on overhead or administrative costs. While we are not designated a not-for-profit organization, we have taken steps to ensure radical transparency by publicly releasing our financial statements. Integrity is the backbone of our organization, and our commitment to it is uncompromising.
Though we prefer to celebrate and highlight those in the arena, Mriya Aid would not be possible without the help from these individuals:
Mel has served for 24 years in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Combat Engineer and is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada. She is the Commanding Officer of 2 Combat Engineer Regiment and formerly served as the Task Force Commander for Operation UNIFIER (Canada's Military Training Mission in Ukraine). She completed three tours in Afghanistan and feels a strong commitment to the countries where she had the privilege of serving. Mel is the mom of a very chatty toddler and proudly hails from Newfoundland and Labrador.
Dina Bakhit is the CEO of Global Logistics Management Inc. focused on International Trading and Shipping, advising businesspeople and entrepreneurs how to grow their companies in Canada and across the globe. Dina has 27 Years of expertise in the International Freight Forwarding Sector she is a well-known International Logistics advisor to many businesspeople worldwide. Dina also has shipped thousands of containers across the globe to over 180 Countries and has a passion to help emergency relief aid campaigns and Non Profits.
Senior leader with over a decade experience building operations teams in the online software as a service industry. Active Ukrainian Canadian community leader and volunteer. Boots For Ukraine - Mary's Arch - Founder. Fundraising, manufacture, and delivery of 750 pairs of Boots for 128th Separate Mountain Zakarpattia Brigade in 2014 conflict at the Donbas.
Lubomyr Chabursky B.A., LL.B., LL.M.,M.B.A., is a Director in DisputeSoft's IT Project Failure practice. Lubomyr first developed expertise in large IT project failures as a litigation attorney with the Department of Justice (1992-2002) where he managed the largest systems development lawsuit in Canada. From 2003, he built his practice as a IT litigation consultant and testifying expert with WSR Consulting Group. In 2015, Lubomyr joined DisputeSoft as a senior director to provide expert opinion reports and testimony. His connection with Ukraine stems from his family connections and friendships developed over the course of the past eight years during trips to Ukrainian universities and academies on teaching tours and appointments.
Over the last 12 years, Carl has obtained 40+ emergency vehicles and 35 sea containers of fire and medical equipment for donations to Lebanon, Haiti, Mexico, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic. Previously he was a Lieutenant in the Canadian Armed Forces, a Traffic & Marine Sergeant with the Ontario Provincial Police, a Unit Commander with the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary. Now he devotes his time as the Ontario Representative to Firefighters without Borders Canada.
Ukrainian Ob/Gyn physician, with both practical clinical and administrative experience, currently residing in the US. Walter has dedicated his time to providing frequent updates on the events preceding the latest Russian invasion of Ukraine. As more ominous signs pointed towards Russia's escalation of the war, which it's already been waging against Ukraine for 8 years, this coverage became more than just a daily task. And as Russian invaders began their new massive offensive into Ukraine on the 24th of February 2022, the WALTER REPORT was created to provide 24/7 live coverage of Russia's war of aggression in Ukraine, elevating first-hand account Ukrainian voices and countering Russian disinformation.
Previous startup founder who has led marketing and PR teams at multiple high-growth Silicon Valley startups. Dru is a collaborator of the Walter Report, the leading Twitter space dedicated to covering Russia's invasion of Ukraine 24/7.