By David Anderson, Chair of Entrepreneurs’ Group Board of Administrators and member of EO Arizona
The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) stands with the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian individuals whose lives and livelihoods have been severely broken by the influence of Russian forces. As numerous members of a worldwide nonprofit community, we now have a chance to assist these Ukrainian communities whose very sense of safety, survival and hope for the longer term have been challenged to the intense. Lives have been indelibly modified for greater than 11 million Ukrainians who’ve been displaced from their properties, plus the numerous others who stay. However this isn’t the one crucial bother spot on the planet. Entrepreneurs—as agile problem-solvers by nature—are in a novel place to steer and lean into supporting communities in disaster in all places.
Certainly, entrepreneurs are sometimes among the many first donors and volunteers to leap into motion, providing progressive options and speedy help to individuals in want; typically earlier than governments and aide teams are in a position to mobilize. We’re seeing this distinctive skillset activate throughout Jap Europe, and the entire EO world. Members are tapping into their networks to rearrange donations, transportation and supply of crucial 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 offer important, sensible aid for our fellow people in these exceedingly troublesome occasions. Their efforts embody our values in motion.
Whereas EO just isn’t a humanitarian aid group, we’re a globally linked community of builders, creators and drawback solvers who share core values, and a better goal, to maneuver the world ahead. So whereas we dearly hope for an expedient path to peace in Ukraine, as entrepreneurs, we will every do our half now and in future to lend our abilities, sources and assist for Ukrainians’ aid and restoration. The world wants you: your abilities, your management, your tenacity and your coronary heart.
To study extra concerning the wave of worldwide assist constructing throughout borders and discover methods to get entangled, visit Real Help for Ukraine, an internet site created by EO members for members to consolidate efforts, or be a part of the EO Ukraine Support Group on Telegram.