About

TAPS-Ukraine NGO was created in 2018. In 2019 TAPS Ukraine, TAPS USA and the Dnipro City Council signed a tripartite declaration of intent. It provides a common vision of development and mutual support for the fallen Heroes of Ukraine families. TAPS-Ukraine NGO TAPS-Ukraine has already held several events aimed at providing psychological support to families experiencing the loss of loved ones in the war. February 24th, 2022 - the day, when our activity became wider. Due to military escalation on the territory of Ukraine, the organization management made the decision to bring together everyone willing to influence the humanitarian situation in the country and unite their efforts within the Dnipro Volunteer Coordination Center.

The Dnipro Volunteer Coordination Center became one more type of organization activity. Today it is the community of hundreds of indifferent citizens who created the biggest volunteer organization in the region by implementing their professional skills, and knowledge and learning new ones.

TAPS-Ukraine main aim is to provide psychological and social support to the families suffering the loss of Heroes of Ukraine, to cover humanitarian and military needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Territorial Defense divisions to provide a place for living for temporarily displaced people from the territory of Kharkiv, Donetsk, Lugansk and Kyiv regions, to ensure that injured soldiers receive everything they need in local military hospitals and clinics on the frontline. We have established cooperation with a number of small and medium businesses, trademarks, and commercial organizations to ensure the humanitarian needs of the city.

ЗАПРОШУЄМО ДО ПЕРЕГЛЯДУ НАШОГО ФІЛЬМУ

БОРОТЬБА ЗА СВОБОДУ: TAPS Ukraine

Що таке військова втрата? Як жити далі мамі або дружині, брату, сестрі або дитині, коли хтось із найближчих більше не вийшов на зв’язок? І більше не вийде. Бо є офіційні дані про їхню загибель. І навіть після свідоцтва про смерть рідні вірять, що він або вона ще повернуться. Як вийти з відчаю, темного, як ніч, і холодного, як ранок зими? Що може бути світлом у такому разі?

Ми спробували ввести глядачів у світ війни в Україні через документальні кадри широкомасштабного вторгнення росії в Україну після 24 лютого 2022 з різних джерел і з власної хроніки.

Постановочні кадри - це колективнй образ жінки-України, яка опинилася на межі відчаю після смерті близької людини на війні і яка, попри все, починає жити знову…

Наша стрічка не тільки про боротьбу за Свободу України; вона розповідає про боротьбу людини за свою власну свободу, попри горе й відчай через військову втрату. Саме боротьба дозволить згодом знову відчувати смак життя повною мірою - але з пам'яттю про найдорожчу людину.

БОРОТЬБА ЗА СВОБОДУ. ТАПС-УКРАЇНА - це також екскурс у шлях громадської організації «Тапс-Україна» та її учасників і учасниць із 2018 року, яка підтримує родини загиблих Героїв України, що зазнали втрати ще після 2014 року. Адже саме в 2014-му почалася російська агресія, що спочатку спричинила окупацію півострова Крим, а далі - багатьох міст у Луганській і Донецькій областях.

Катерина Чижик, одна з учасниць громадської організації, надихнула команду нашого продакшну ідеєю, а TAPS-Ukraine підтримав. Кожна наша героїня знайшла в собі сили й розповіла власну історію.

Про TAPS-Ukraine:

Гасло «Любити, жити, пам’ятати…» червоною стрічкою проходить крізь усі долі українців, які долучилися до роботи організації «Тапс-Україна», що стала філією TAPS International (американська організація, яка підтримує родини загиблих військових у всьому світі), а також - Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), яка турбується про нас.

Про OKO production:

Дніпровський відеопродакшн, який відчайдушно бореться за якісний художній та документальний контент своєю діяльністю. Ми - команда професіоналів, які мають досвід у організацї заходів, відео- та фотозйомках, написанні статей та сценаріїв, а також - у військовому волонтерстві, яке вилилось у створення потужного медіа-центру Координаційного Штабу волонтерів Дніпра 24 лютого 2022 року. Ми плануємо й далі знімати хроніки про військових та волонтерів на війні, яка точно приведе нас до Перемоги України.

TAPS USA

Bonnie Carroll founded the TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) organization in 1994 after her husband Tom Carroll, the general, died in a plane crash in Alaska.

The main aim of the organization is to provide compassionate care to all those grieving the death of a military loved one. Today it unites more than 70 000 family members of the military in the USA, the unique community of people that suffer the loss of loved ones during hostilities and volunteer organizations in 24 countries of the world.

TAPS Ukraine headquarters is located in Dnipro and unites the families of dead heroes, volunteers, and donors from all over the country who share the mission of the organization. This partnership gives the opportunity to train specialists who can help to overcome the grief because of the loss of loved ones. This is a step toward the unity of the families that faced the tragedy and has the strength to support close ones!

“Our goal in TAPS International is the creation and development of an international support network. Grief is something universal, and our organization has an opportunity to support families survived in establishing stable communities. In such a way, they will continue to fulfill the mission for which their loved one died”, Bonnie Carroll

Our work

Psychological support

How to receive the support?

Tell me a platform for psychological support. To receive free confidential support, please fill out the application form on the website https://tellme.com.ua

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Needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Territorial Defense, National Guard of Ukraine, Security Service of Ukraine and the National Police

We combine efforts to cover for the medical, humanitarian and military needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Territorial Defense, National Guard of Ukraine, Security Service of Ukraine and the National Police.

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Refugees

We provide temporary shelter, food and clothes for the refugees from Ukrainian cities and villages, where are hostilities.

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Food

We provide hot meals, children's food, dry rations. Together with cafes, restaurants, manufacturers and suppliers of the city of Dnieper.

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Medical needs

We provide medications and coordinate volunteer doctors-volunteers..

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Aid reception points

We accept clothes, blankets, medicines and food products with long-term storage: instant porridge, cereals, dried meat,

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Manufacturing

We are open to cooperation with sewing factories, metalworking factories, auto parks, drinking water production services, etc.

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Volunteering

We accept help from motivated volunteers of men's power, seamstresses, doctors, drivers, cooks and all indifferent citizens.

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Logistics

We deliver humanitarian aid and invite the drivers with their own cars. If you are able to help

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NFT collections

Dear inhabitants of our planet Earth!

We, Ukrainian people now are struggling for our independence and for our right to live as a nation. This current war with rhe aggressor started 8 years ago. All these years our Charity Foundation TAPS was very active providing assistance to the families of the fallen heroes of the Ukrainian military forces. Since the very first hours of the full scale war invasion happened on February, 24, 2022 our Foundation and the coordination headquarter established on the basis of our Foundation, immediately initiated provision and supplies to the army , injured military men and civilians ,also to internally displaced people who were forced to leave their houses in the active combat zone.

The scale of ruining of our cities, villages, deaths of civilians and children has incredible huge size. We are in a terrible , crashing everything on its way war.

For 24 hours our Foundation is in operation and we are doing our utmost to help our people to win in this war. But we need on a constant basis financial charitable support to ve able to purchase what we need.

We are applying to you for your support- please, support our project to collect financial resources of NFT collection sales. Our Ukrainian children took part in these collections, photographer and paramedic Evgen Tytarenko who is now at a certain moment in a real combat , photographer and volonteer Dubnitskiy David. All the finances received will be spent to the purchase of all urgent needs for our army, to the children and IDPs.

We are endlessly grateful to each and every one willing to suppor our joint effort - defense of our Motherland and the Ukrainian People.

We will win without any doubts! Honour to Ukraine!

If you want to get acquainted with the collection and support Ukraine - go to OpenSea

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Collection: “The war through the eyes of Ukrainian children”
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Collection: “Battle front Ukraine”

Partners

TAPS USA, the Dnipro City Council, Veterans Affairs Ministry, Veteran Hub Dnipro, «Hromada» (San Francisco, USA), Forpost NGO, Ukrainian bloggers community, Noosphere, Velta

Events

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Forums

The events unite the families of dead Heroes of Ukraine and psychologists, art therapists and other specialists to help overcome the loss.

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Seminars

The aim of such events for the families of dead Heroes is to provide theoretical knowledge and gain skills that will help them to live a full life with the tragic experience they all have passed through.

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Meetings

Art meetings, meetings with partners, and general meetings also help to cope with the psychological trauma and feeling of loss.

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Trips

Any trip means new emotions and impressions. This is the opportunity to see new locations together. These emotions come first and help to better overcome the grief of loss.

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Stats

The Dnipro Volunteer Coordination Center has done the following during the 173 days of the war:

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volunteers united in 37 areas of work, 30% of which are temporarily displaced from cities where active hostilities are/were taking place

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purchased and transferred to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Territorial Defense, the National Police (52 quadcopters, 50 pieces of optics, 10 cars (4 ambulances and 6 pickups), a mobile field hospital with 50 beds, 3,500 sets of field uniforms, 1,500 pairs of boots, over 1000 pieces of office and electrical equipment)

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formed and handed over tactical first-aid kits

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shipped military drypacks

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people evacuated from: Kharkiv, Izyum, Pokrovsk, Kramatorsk, Slavyansk, Liman, Konstantinovka, Bakhmut, Lisichansk, Severodonetsk, Orekhov, Melitopol, Berdyansk and Mariupol

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delivered tons of food packages and personal parcels

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gave out tons of animal feed (more than 20 tons of feed for dogs, cats, birds and rodents; the semi-displaced animals, namely horses and goats, were given 15 tons of fruit and cereals.

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body armor produced

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burners produced

total humanitarian cargo

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received on the hotline calls and messages in messengers

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accepted tons of humanitarian aid from abroad (Germany, Italy, Poland, Sloveniya, Sweden, France, Azerbaidzhan)

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accepted tons of humanitarian aid from other cities of Ukraine (Lutsk, Chernivtsi, Lviv)

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prepared portions of food for militaries and Territorial Defense divisions;

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elaborated applications from military divisions, police, national guard, and Territorial Defense divisions. One application is equal to 100-500 persons

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elaborated applications for medical aid that covered more than 30 000 people

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hotline workers accepted calls from temporarily displaced people

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people received temporary shelter and contacts to search for long-term housing

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families received humanitarian aid

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shelters are coordinated by Dnipro Volunteer Center

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people receive daily aid at the railway station

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people are in shelters daily. 2000 portions of food are prepared for them

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received trucks

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requests in the system

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requests processed

SpivDia Hub Donetsk

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received trucks

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