We have received many inquiries from our followers asking if we are continuing our relief efforts through Camp Maximum. The answer is an empathetic Yes! As everyone else in Ukraine, we try to do the best we can to help fulfill the needs of our people. At the same time, we don’t publish the majority of our efforts because after many months of war, the pictures started to blur and look the same. The evacuation of people from the east has never stopped. Our passenger van has now been used for 250+ days to evacuate people from Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts to Dnipro. We are no longer driving people to the western border, but the bus is being used in evacuations by one of the Central Baptist Churches of Dnipro bringing people from near Bakhmut and other frontline locations to safety.
We also continue to provide medicines, food, hygiene, and other needs. Our resources are much smaller now, but when possible, we join efforts with other groups and organizations to fulfill these many needs. We are still providing supplies to pack first aid kits with our partners in Poltava. The greatest need right now is in the liberated cities and villages in Kharkiv, Kherson, Donetsk, and Lugansk oblasts. Retreating, the Russians take everything, leaving only ruins behind. It is difficult to describe and explain why people stay in these places. Most of the homes don’t have electricity. Banks, stores, hospitals no longer exist. People stay because it is their home and they don’t know where to go. This is why we are partnering with several Churches and organizations to bring them supplies every other week. The last two trips were to Izum and villages in the Donetsk oblast. Many of these people are senior citizens and happy to receive a loaf of fresh bread. They have told us they have not had fresh bread for many months. We also make sure there are a few sweets and candy for the children left behind