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LifeStraw Gathering Support for the People of Ukraine With Supplies and Funding

November 29, 2022

The brand seeks to coordinate donations from the outdoor industry

BALTIMORE (Nov 29, 2022)/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/LifeStraw, a public health B Corp on a mission to provide equitable access to safe drinking water, is seeking donations of product and funding for the people of Ukraine as winter approaches and conditions worsen. The brand is working with grassroot partners in and near Ukraine including Unlocking Communities to support communities trapped in cities under siege, frontline medical workers, journalists and Ukrainian forces.

LifeStraw is coordinating shipments of product via containers to Ukraine out of its US warehouse, containing water filtration and medical supplies. The brand would like to establish a coalition of outdoor brands and partners to support the cost of delivering the containers and to fulfill vital supply needs through in-kind donations for those in Ukraine.

The primary needs include:

  • Power Banks (preferably solar powered, high capacity)
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Headlamps
  • Flashlights + Batteries
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Camping Mats
  • Tents
  • First Aid Kits
  • Reusable Cups, Plates, and Cutlery
  • Camp Towels
  • Compasses
  • Binoculars
  • Portable and Pocket Showers
  • Folding Camp Shovels
  • Warm Socks
  • Waterproof Matches
  • Gas and Diesel Cooking Systems
  • Power Generators
  • Camping Stoves
  • Thermal Bags (food storage)
  • Hand and Body Heaters

LifeStraw is calling on other outdoor businesses to join in support by donating these greatly needed supplies. The cutoff date to receive gear is December 9th, 2022. Brands who wish to participate can contact Tara Lundy for additional info. Brands and partners can also make a tax-deductible contribution to support the costs of shipping containers and additional supplies. A GoFundMe has been set up for monetary donations.

Contact Information:

Tara Lundy

Chief Brand Officer

tal@lifestraw.com

ABOUT LIFESTRAW

The original LifeStraw Personal Water Filter, which converts microbiologically contaminated water into safe, potable water, was introduced in 2005. LifeStraw’s Guinea worm filter has also been instrumental in the near-eradication of Guinea worm disease. Today, LifeStraw products are used in more than 64 countries by schools, clinics, outdoor enthusiasts, adventure travelers and households, and are regularly deployed to support communities impacted by emergencies or natural disasters requiring potable water. LifeStraw’s innovative water filtration technology is rigorously tested by independent laboratories and leveraged across some of the harshest environments around the world. The company is also a Climate Neutral certified B Corp. For every product purchased, a school child in need receives safe water for a year. LifeStraw’s water filtration options are sold in retail stores in North America and Europe, and online at www.lifestraw.com. Follow LifeStraw on Instagram and TikTok at @LifeStraw.