Submitted by 3M
At the outset of the war in Ukraine, the need for help was clearly immense.
In response, 3Mgives, in coordination with its humanitarian partners, made a $2 million commitment in March to help.
While the work to help isn’t over, thanks to individual 3Mers around the globe, that milestone has been met.
On top of $1 million in immediate financial aid to EMEA-based nonprofits and our humanitarian aid partners Direct Relief and MAP International, EMEA-led product donations surpassed $1 million, with another $377,900 coming in the form of U.S.-sourced product donations. Plus, more than $940,000 was raised by 3Mers through cash donations and the 3M Foundation match program.
In total, more than $3.3 million has been raised and committed to ongoing support in Ukraine.
“We knew that we had to act, and that a relief effort of this size required 3Mers from around the globe to respond. And they have,” said Michael Stroik, vice president of 3Mgives. “With Poland and other EMEA countries stepping up to lead product donation efforts and employees donating cash to help, we met and exceeded our $2 million goal – again, thanks to 3Mers.”
3Mers continue to offer support and supplies to refugees affected by the war, including Ukraine students still studying in Wroclaw, Poland, due to the strife.
GlobalGiving is still raising funds for its relief efforts, as well, surpassing $54 million of its $57 million goal, the largest disaster response amount in the nonprofit’s history. Donations can still be made through their relief fund.