What is White Stork’s mission?

White Stork utilizes the skills of military veterans and entrepreneurs to provide last mile logistics solutions during disasters. White Stork is a veteran-led, rapid response, humanitarian organization that takes its name from the national bird of Ukraine. Our programs include: evacuating women and children, the elderly, and their pets; directly providing hospitals with medical supplies; and providing first aid kits to Ukrainian Railways, Ukrainian Postal Service, and the Ukrainian defense forces.

How is White Stork different from other organizations?

White Stork only delivers to end users – not aid depots – ensuring 100% of donations reach those who need it most. We respond to the demand signal from Ukrainians on the frontlines, and we are propelled by our strategic formal relationships with Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways), Ukrposhta (Ukrainian Postal Service), the Ukrainian defense forces, and the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA).

White Stork is “not neutral.” What does that mean?

White Stork does not abide by the Neutrality Principle. We only stand with Ukraine.

Why can't the government solve these problems?

We fill critical gaps that cannot be planned for or addressed before they appear in the heat of conflict. Government cannot anticipate everything that might happen in a conflict zone. White Stork steps in to provide help where it’s needed most.

Where does White Stork get its funding?

White Stork’s funding comes from corporate foundations, family foundations, high-net-worth-individuals, and individual donors in the United States and abroad.

Does White Stork have a warehouse?

White Stork maintains two warehouses in the Chicago, IL and Krakow, Poland.

How does White Stork select the projects it supports?

White Stork relies on requests from our partners who reach out from across the frontlines of Ukraine.

What is a typical example of a White Stork project?

White Stork projects range from conducting evacuations from besieged cities to delivery of medical supplies to frontline units.

Where does White Stork's field team operate?

The White Stork field team is constantly on the move across the frontlines of Ukraine.

Who does White Stork partner with?

White Stork’s partners include Ukrainian Railways, Ukrainian Postal Service, various Ukrainian defense forces units, and the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America.

Is White Stork a government or military contractor?

White Stork does not contract with the government or military.

Has White Stork been rated by Charity Navigator?

White Stork has not been rated by Charity Navigator yet since we were founded in 2022. Charity Navigator requires seven years of audited financial statements in order to receive a rating.