📅 Saturday, Nov 4th, 1–6pm
📍 Cabarrus Brewing Company, 329 McGill Ave NW, Concord, NC 28027
Cabarrus Brewing Company (CBC) is partnering with Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) and Blue Team International for this event.
CBC is hosting a fundraiser to raise $30,000 to provide five (5) medical evacuation vehicles for medics in Ukraine. The high-mobility trucks would go to the hardest-hit areas of the war and enable emergency personnel to reach tough-terrain areas.
- There is currently a lack of ambulances with these capabilities – like long beds and first aid supplies – hampering transport for critically injured patients.
The event will include Ukrainian cuisine, vibrant musical and dance performances, engaging auctions, and the sharing of compelling wartime stories. 🥟🎵🎉
🍻 CBC is set to unveil a special limited batch of Ukrainian beer, crafted using traditional recipes and brewing techniques. 🍺✨ Additionally, Rearview Rock, a local band from Huntersville, will bring live music and perform traditional Ukrainian hits. 🎸🇺🇦
🌟 Why is CBC invested in this event?
Dave Kovalchick, a CBC employee and president of Blue Team International, will embark on his second journey to Ukraine in January 2024. He’ll be part of a two-month humanitarian mission with members of his organization. Together with volunteers, BTI aims to personally deliver ambulances to those in dire need. 🚑🌍
During Kovalchick’s first trip to Ukraine in 2022, he spent months traveling around the border area helping with refugee shelters.
“After seeing everything, I wanted to continue raising funds and helping in some way,” Kovalchick said. “Volunteers I met from other countries have joined BTI and we have been working together to keep the support going for over a year. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with CBC and BTI on this important initiative.”
“The situation on the ground is simply devastating and the shortage of ambulances is a real issue,” Sergiy Mysyk – president of UCCA Charlotte – said. “The wounded are often transported in trunks or regular cars. Unfortunately, many are not lucky enough to get to a hospital. We have previously provided six ambulances and evacuation vehicles to Ukraine and are hoping to help with more.”
To donate, visit: Medical Equipment for Ukraine Campaign – UCCA in Charlotte (uccacharlotte.org)
Contributions can also be made by check, cash, or bank transfer.
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