By David Anderson, Chair of Entrepreneurs’ Group Board of Administrators and member of EO Arizona
The Entrepreneurs’ Group (EO) stands with the tens of millions of Ukrainian folks whose lives and livelihoods have been severely broken by the influence of Russian forces. As numerous members of a world nonprofit community, we now have a chance to help these Ukrainian communities whose very sense of safety, survival and hope for the long run have been challenged to the intense. Lives have been indelibly modified for greater than 11 million Ukrainians who’ve been displaced from their houses, plus the numerous others who stay. However this isn’t the one important bother spot on the earth. Entrepreneurs—as agile problem-solvers by nature—are in a singular place to guide and lean into supporting communities in disaster in every single place.
Certainly, entrepreneurs are sometimes among the many first donors and volunteers to leap into motion, providing revolutionary options and fast help to folks in want; usually earlier than governments and aide teams are capable of mobilize. We’re seeing this distinctive skillset activate throughout Japanese Europe, and all the EO world. Members are tapping into their networks to rearrange donations, transportation and supply of important provides and re-settlement choices for refugees. Others are leveraging their affect to encourage particular person, company and chapter giving that’s delivering a lifeline for displaced households and youngsters in actual time. We applaud these EO members for mobilizing to supply important, sensible aid for our fellow people in these exceedingly tough occasions. Their efforts embody our values in motion.
Whereas EO shouldn’t be a humanitarian aid group, we’re a globally linked community of builders, creators and drawback solvers who share core values, and a better function, to maneuver the world ahead. So whereas we dearly hope for an expedient path to peace in Ukraine, as entrepreneurs, we are able to every do our half now and in future to lend our expertise, assets and help for Ukrainians’ aid and restoration. The world wants you: your skills, your management, your tenacity and your coronary heart.
To be taught extra in regards to the wave of worldwide help constructing throughout borders and discover methods to become involved, go to Actual Assist for Ukraine, a web site created by EO members for members to consolidate efforts, or be a part of the EO Ukraine Help Group on Telegram.