Support Our Ukrainian Friends

A Message To Our Colleagues, Partners, and Friends

Mikhail and Family

Those of us at APD have historically avoided broadcasting messages related to political causes and other forms of overt activism. We are saddened that the dire situation that continues to unfold in Ukraine is what moved us to break with that history.

APD has  worked with many Ukrainian citizens over the past decade (Mikhail, Slava, Igor, Dmitriy, Max, Denis, Oleg, Eugene, and many others). Over the years they have become not only colleagues, but also true friends. These are not faceless, “civilian lives” halfway around the world to us. These are people who have been intricately woven into our day-to-day.

These are people who share their vacation pictures with us, commiserate with us about the need for a drink at the end of a tough week, laugh with us, stress with us, and solve problems with us. They share stories about their families and children with us. Their lives, up until recent days, were much like ours. They were like ours, until they weren’t at all.

Now they are living in a reality that is unlike anything people in the West born after World War II have ever experienced. Some of them have fled their homes to protect their families and futures, but many of them have stayed to pick up arms or locally assist the resistance in any way that they can. The stories that you see on the news are not just anecdotal, isolated incidents of people standing for freedom and their country. This is the very real mindset of many Ukranians, including many on our team. The guys who we were Slacking about CSS, Javascript, Shopify, and WordPress days ago are now digging trenches, arming themselves, and coordinating supply lines from the western border into their country.

“Standing Up For Freedom” is a phrase that has been politicized here in the United States. It’s become a cliche, a throw-in talking point to bolster a political position. In Ukraine, our friends are reminding us that what we have so clearly taken for granted indeed is not guaranteed. They are literally putting their lives on the line for something that perhaps we have sometimes failed to appropriately cherish as Americans.

We cannot imagine a similar situation to what our team faces in Ukraine today happening in Boston, New York, Charleston, or Connecticut. We stand in absolute awe of the bravery and resolve they have mustered under terrifying conditions.

Changing the colors on our website and writing words feel necessary but similarly insufficient to express our desire to help.

We ask that you consider a donation to Ukraine, and to assist in spreading the word.

We are in direct communication with Mikhail who is in Dnipro, Ukraine. He sent us this video which was taken 200 km from where he resides. There was no military around; it was a civil administration building. Mikhail states in his words that these were “openly terrorist actions”.

Mikhail has given us a direct means to donate to him and his group in Dnipro, as well as a list of what, in his opinion, are the most effective and efficient means to donate (shown below).

Our hearts and prayers go out to our team and all the other heroes in Ukraine. We and the entire APD team stand behind Ukraine, and will do whatever we can to help our friends and we hope you join us in bolstering their ability to fight back.

Glory to Ukraine.

The APD Team

Help Mikhail and His Team Directly (2 Options)

Brett David Miller is working closely with Mikhail on his efforts of supplying the Ukraine.
If you would like to call him before you donate you can reach him on his phone: +1 845 745 5551

1.) Order goods listed with examples below to the following address:

Brett Miller
240 E Main St
Beacon, NY

List of goods that we require (with examples from amazon)
  1. Tactical tourniquet e.g. – Portable Tourniquet First Aid
  2. Sterile compression e.g. – Military Bandage Compression Dressing
  3. Occlusive chest seal e.g. – Occlusive Chest Seal Non-Vented Adhesive Dressing
  4. Tactical vests – e.g. – CAMO Quick Release Tactical Outdoor Vest
All of the equipment will be sent to Poland and transferred to Ukraine (unfortunately there is no straight post lines to Ukraine that we know of for now)

2.) Direct Money Transfer via Venmo / Zelle or PayPal



(Olexandra Vyshynska)

Donate Through Supporting Sites

Come Back Alive

«Come Back Alive» is Ukraine’s largest army support foundation. We are supplying thermal imagers and night vision devices, mobile surveillance systems, UAVs, mine clearance kits, and other high-precision equipment to military personnel deployed to the Joint Forces Operation in Donbas. PLEASE NOTICE: their donation payment form currency is Ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH), 10USD ~ 300UAH

UKRAINE EMERGENCY AID by The Open Dialog Foundation

Attention: there is a shortage of critical non-lethal army supplies in Ukraine – body armor vests, helmets, radios, first aid kits, etc. All body armor vests that were in Ukraine have already been given to the army. One of the best ways to help right now is to support volunteers outside of Ukraine who are collecting the necessary supplies in their countries and delivering them directly to the Ukrainian volunteers at the border. If you can, please consider donating to this fundraiser in Poland. They have just delivered the first batch of critical supplies: helmets (210 pcs) and vests (70 pcs) to Ukraine. The donations are collected in Poland złoty currency, 10 USD ~ 41 zł (PLN). Your bank will do the currency conversion automatically.


UNICEF’s emergency response teams and partners are ramping up efforts to deliver safe water to families in communities where water systems are barely functioning. They are providing health care, nutrition and education support where services are severely lacking or have shut down entirely. And they are focusing on protecting children from violence, exploitation and abuse in the face of increased threats of gender-based violence and the risk of harm from mines and other explosive remnants of war.

Save The Children

HOW WE’RE HELPING: Distributing essential humanitarian aid to children and their families. Delivering winter and hygiene kits. Providing cash grants to families so they can meet basic needs like food, rent and medicines. Working to help children overcome the mental and psychological impacts of conflict. Providing access to safe, inclusive, quality education.

SOS Ukrainia

We will be providing humanitarian assistance including food and other forms of support to people who have to leave their homes. Our actions will help people affected by conflict, including internally displaced persons and refugees coming to Poland.

United Help Ukraine

In light of recent developments on Ukrainian border and escalating Russian threats to invade Ukraine, United Help Ukraine (UHU) is working to provide life-saving individual first aid kits (IFAKs containing blood-stopping bandages and tourniquets) and other emergency medical supplies to the front lines. In addition, UHU is also cooperating with other emergency response organizations to prepare humanitarian aid to civilians that might be directly affected if Russian forces attack.

Revived Soldiers Ukraine

Who We Are – Revived Soldiers Ukraine (RSU) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to the people of Ukraine so that they may fulfill fundamental rights and freedoms such as right to life, right to appropriate and affordable medical care, freedom of belief and freedom for an adequate standard of living. Our Vision – To provide medical aid and sustainable living standards to soldiers of Ukraine and members of their families as well as to those people who suffered and were affected by military conflict in ATO zone (anti-terrorist operation in Eastern Ukraine)

Voices of Children

Charitable foundation Voices of Children helps children affected by the war in eastern Ukraine. We provide psychological and psychosocial support to help Ukrainian children overcome the consequences of armed conflict.

UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

The international organization aims to provide emergency assistance to families in Ukraine — providing aid such as cash assistance and opportunities for resettlement in the U.S.

“UNHCR is working with the authorities, UN and other partners in Ukraine and is ready to provide humanitarian assistance wherever necessary and possible. To that effect, security and access for humanitarian efforts must be guaranteed,” the organization said in a statement.


Razom’s Emergency Response is the SOS button that is pressed in times of need. We created this project to provide urgent help and support in face of an extreme and unforeseen situation in Ukraine. Today, the sovereign nation of Ukraine has to deal with the most horrendous and catastrophic emergency – a brutal invasion. Razom is responding to this by providing critical medical supplies and amplifying the voices of Ukrainians.