s1mple donates six figures to Ukraine War effort
Ukrainian-based organization NAVI have taken another step in their effort to support their home country during the ongoing Russian invasion through a partnership with UNITED24, a main pipeline of collecting supporting donations for Ukraine.
Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostylev ramped up his personal supportive efforts with a donation of his own to U24, totaling $100,000 which will be used to purchase an ambulance, as stated in the press release. In their announcement, NAVI gave direct credit for their star talent for sparking the partnership between the two parties.
In the press release, the organization laid out their plans to host a large CS:GO charity tournament with fellow Ukrainian companies Maincast and Starladder where all donations would go to U24. All funds raised by UNITED24 are transferred to the accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and directed to medical aid. Since its inception, UNITED24 has raised over $200M.
Oleksandr Pavlenko, the Chief Marketing Officer of NAVI had this to say on the newly formed relationship:
This is definitely our most important partnership this year. I am sure our other partners will agree with that statement, support us, and join the initiative. UNITED24 is doing important things for Ukraine. We are glad we have the opportunities and resources to help them.
Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov also had this to say:
“Each contribution on the Medical Aid through the UNITED24 fundraising platform means dozens of ambulances, artificial lung ventilation systems, and medical equipment, which will save thousands of Ukrainian lives. We're grateful to Oleksandr Kostylev and the best gamers around the world that will help Ukrainian medics save lives and support the medical system throughout the war. This is a great example of how business or community representatives can bring us closer to victory"