Two Outdoor Companies Step Up to Help Ukraine
ATN Corp., a manufacturer of optics for civilian, law enforcement, and the military, recently announced it has opened a site on the ATN website for direct donations to help the Ukrainian people receive humanitarian supplies and equipment for their fighting forces against Russian President Vladimir Putin and his forces.
Marc Vayn, founder of ATN, was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, and grew up in the United States where he started the optics company in 1995. ATN has offices across the United States, as well as in Odessa and Kyiv, Ukraine. Before the outbreak of the war, the ATN team worked tirelessly to move Ukrainian staff members and their families to offices in Bulgaria or a safe place within their home country. Several ATN staff members refused to be moved and have taken up the fight against the Russian aggressor.
"I am an American citizen first, but of Ukrainian blood and spirit," Vayn said. "It is imperative that as a united front, the democratic peoples of the world push back against this despot, Putin, and all he represents."
James Munn, co-founder of the American-based ATN Corp. and CEO added, "As a U.S. Army veteran, I know how critical, time-wise, it is to get the necessary supplies to the front lines in order to repel the enemy. That is why we set up a donation site directly on our page. Your donation happens immediately, goes to the source immediately, and will end up helping Ukrainian forces immediately. Not next week, not next month. Now."
Donated money will go directly and immediately to ATN teams and volunteers in Bulgaria. ATN teams in Bulgaria and on the border of Ukraine have coordinated logistics to move defensive supplies directly to the fighting forces. Unlike other donation sites, the ATN Ukraine relief donation site is processed immediately so that ATN team members overseas can take action literally within 24 hours.
Upon the launch of the ATN Ukraine donation site, Vayn donated $100,000 of his personal money to the cause. At the time of this article, donations were at $153,000 and growing. Donations can be made by credit card or PayPal. Click here to donate .
AMMO, Inc. Donates 1 Million Rounds of Ammunition to Ukrainian Armed Forces
AMMO, Inc., a producer of high-performance ammunition and components and another one of the companies helping Ukraine, recently announced it has received overwhelming support for its offer to donate 1,000,000 rounds of ammunition to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Fred Wagenhals, AMMO's Chairman & CEO, said, "We've received an overwhelming response from our shareholders, customers, vendors and partners in support of our donation offer to help the Ukrainian Armed Forces in their fight for freedom. I'm grateful for everyone's generosity and willingness to provide additional financial support to supplement our efforts. The management team is working around the clock to navigate the logistical and legal complexities involved in seeing that the ammunition is swiftly delivered to the proper parties in Ukraine'.
"With the folks supporting our Company as shareholders by investing in POWW, it is important to us to make certain we ensure all of our current and incoming shareholders and supporters see their gracious offers to donate directed in real-time to support the brave men, women and children in Ukraine.
"We will send out supplemental information about Ukrainian support activities and opportunities as they arise, and appreciate your investing support in AMMO, which provides the foundation for the work we have been able to do with the Ukrainian people."
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