Note: all news is delayed to protect the safety of the teams in Ukraine
14 Sept 2022Natacha Merritt on French TV
Natacha Merritt went on a news TV show on French television recently.
20 Sept 2022New Documentary Series by Natacha Merritt, "the Givers"
Natacha is working on a documentary series that evolves from our work on Operation PinkBus. The first in the series is a short film called "the Givers: “Where is Alice?”
02 July 2022Déjà 200.000 euros pour un Volkswagen T4 aux enchères en soutien aux Ukrainiens
Un van customisé par une artiste américaine est actuellement vendu aux enchères sur Internet. Cette opération étonnante a été lancée fin mai et se poursuit jusqu’au 25 juin 2022
15 June 2022This is the story of the most valuable VW minivan in all of history.
March 1999. A 1999 T5 VW Caravelle van was bought by a family in Sweden for $30,990. We can speculate that they used her to enjoy the freedom...
25 May 2022Press conference in Media Center Ukraine in Lviv
On 12 May, a press conference by the representatives of the NGO "Razom for Ukraine" and the "Vstyhnemo" movement, a part of which was focused on the "We Will Make It: Evacuation" project, was held at Media Center Ukraine in Lviv.
21 May 2022Valera sends us another video (May 20): school needs rebuilding roof
Right now we are in a Bucha region. This village is not so far from Kyiv. In this region was a huge fight. Bomb was destroyed the roof of this school...
19 May 2022Collecting All the Aid: from vans to airplanes
The day has come when providing vans and cars is no longer enough. We have started to work on finding a solution to the intercontinental transportation of aid – food, hospital medications, tools, and vehicles.
18 May 2022May 7th 2022 Quick Guerilla style paypal campaign to get urgent gasoline into Ukraine
In 12 hours we helped raise 3000 USD that was transferred directly via PayPal to drivers of the PinkBus fleet.
17 May 2022First Defender is funded and enter Ukraine
Meeting the changing needs for more agile off road needs for evacuations, one big donor funds the first off-road vehicle.
16 May 2022Auction Collective is signed
The Auction Collective auction house is signed on for a three week timed auction starting at the beginning of June.
15 May 2022Van for Lublin
One more van for a grassroots organization overseeing the logistics of continual delivery of aid, tools, and resources from PL into all sectors of UA
14 May 2022Gas money overnight campaign
Timely response was a critical importance more than usually, so we went to WhatsApp groups and larger network asking people to send money directly via PayPal to various drivers covering different corridors in UA.
12 May 2022New vehicles are added to the fleet
KHARKIV: one van for Forest Protection NGO doing food supply to rural population
11 May 2022Object Petit A
Our resident artist Natacha Merritt, who happens to be one-third of the original PinkBus trio, collaborated directly with a team of disabled-children evacuation specialists to come up with a grand way to raise larger funds
10 May 2022Birth of Art for fundraising stage 2
We anticipated donor fatigue. We hatched a multi million dollar ambitious art collaboration with the drivers.
30 April 2022Nataliya Kayak about cooperation ''Operation Pinkbus'' with Ukrainian scout organization ''Plast''
Another NGO that received support from the "Operation Pinkbus" is the largest Ukrainian scout orgnisation "Plast".
03 April 2022Chernihiv in action
My name is Valeria. From the beginner of war we mobilized a lot of people for answering the need. And a basic needs it's of course evacuation...
26 March 2022Kuleba in action
Kuleba coming from Chernihiv video. Today we have convoy of buses in Chernihiv.
23 March 2022Photos from Lublin - picking up the original 13
These are our guys and we are in Lublin right now. These are the vans.
20 March 2022PinkBus fleet enters Ukraine
ELC - WARSAW - 1 FULCRUM - LVIV - 1 EVERY CHILD - KIEV - 1 MYKOLAI KULEBA - KIEV - 5 MANIFEST PEACE - ODESA - 2 PRAST - IVANO-FRANKVIST - 1
16 March 2022Yurij school #25 video
Yurij from Novopomich has been one of our critical partners; we have also come to be trusting allies and good friends. His organization is responsible for the transportation from Europe into Ukraine...
13 March 2022Pink Bus fleet #1 from Lithuania to Lublin March 13
13 Vehicles prepared with Natacha’s help, are readied for evacuations
8 March 2022We need vans...lots of vans March 8
Originally there were 13. Procured and purchased in Lithuania, in the vicinity of Vilnius, a few were cargo vans, a few 4x4, but all useful for immediate evacuation, transport, and supply-distro needs...
4 March 2022Building a logistical chain March 4
At first it was a question of how can we guarantee the delivery of vehicles in different parts of Ukraine. This question made us realize that we had an opportunity to establish a structure within which the vans could pass now and...
4 March 2022Pink Bus first days: direct to NGO
Our first mission started on February 28 and by the 10th of March we had raised enough cash to procure and deliver 13 VW passenger minivans deep into Ukraine. We used the opportunity to establish a strong logistical corridor...
3 March 2022CASH IS KING March 3 - 6
We raised roughly $140K in cash and $200K in direct donations to Ukrainian NGOs from very generous donors spanning 11 countries for the sole purpose