Our job as an SEO and marketing team is to discuss guns, tactical gear, and other weapons of war every day of the week.
RE Factor and Clandestine Media Group (CMG) are also very cognizant of the world climate, especially regarding the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.
We know there are a lot of veteran-run companies around the country that are in a similar situation as us, with an entire company staffed with combat veterans.
We have a solid understanding of what war brings to countries and even if we’re no longer on active duty, we all want to help in any way we can.
I’m fortunate enough to know a lot of great people and knowing that I write for a media company, my friends often ask, what can I do to help?
I’ve spent many hours researching legitimate organizations that are donating to the Ukrainian humanitarian crisis and the war effort. I gave all of my friends this list of the 10 charities that I’d donate to (including the one that I donated to).
Scott (Blogging Manager) and I can honestly say that we write about ammo every single day of the week and occasionally on a Sunday. We agreed that AMMO Inc. was the most unique story we’ve written about an ammo company.
There are thousands of charities being set up right now that are giving money, food, medical supplies, and shelter to displaced Ukrainian citizens. I remember I was just graduating with my Master’s degree in Education when I first heard the news about The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). I’ve donated hundreds of dollars to the WWP because I believed in their mission.
To learn about how the WWP executives, such as Steve Nardizzi, and Al Giordano, using funds that we all donated to fund a lifestyle that rivals Jeff Bezos, was devastating.
At first, I could never understand how someone could be so sick to take money meant for the rehabilitation and care of my brothers and sisters and use it to live like a celebrity. Unfortunately, there are many organizations out there right now that say they support Ukraine but are more like Steve Nardizzi.
Before I ever donate to any charity, I always research websites like Charity Navigator, BBB, and Guide Star to see if the charity is listed and approved through the relative channels. The last we’d ever want to do is ask you to help people in need and learn that you paid for a 10-day trip to Greece for a CEO and his family.
I’ve done the legwork on these charities listed below, but I always encourage everyone to feel comfortable before ever giving money.
Razom is an excellent organization to support because they’re Ukrainian-based with boots on the ground in Ukraine as I write this blog.
The money we donate goes to establishing education programs for underserved children, veteran college scholarships (Think G.I. Bill but not as good), and much-needed medical supplies to doctors and hospitals in need.
Save The Children is one of my favorite organizations to donate to because they provide children and families with immediate aid, such as food, water, hygiene kits, psychosocial support, and cash for their journey.
85% of all donations go directly to the children affected by this crisis.
9% goes into the company for marketing and fundraising, while another 6% is for management salaries and general costs.
We will try to update the companies that support the fight for people’s freedom, but as of right now, AMMO INC is leading the way.
A promise to donate at least 1 million rounds of ammunition to a nation that we have no pact with is an incredible gesture for a business to make. Just like many in the 2A friendly sphere, AMMO INC. believes in the right to defend yourself against an aggressor.
The CEO, Fred Wagenhals, states, “We as Americans stand firmly in support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and independence, as we stand for freedom and democracy everywhere. While we fervently hope for a quick and peaceful resolution to the crisis and that diplomacy will win the day, we condemn the Russian aggression and its threat to Ukraine’s territorial integrity and freedom. We recognize that events are unfolding rapidly on the ground in Ukraine, and we are prepared to move quickly as possible to support Ukraine as it continues to defend itself and its freedom."
We salute AMMO INC. for putting their money where their mouth is and stepping up for people in need. The fact the company might lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in ammo makes it even more honorable.
To be clear, we respect Ammo Inc.’s statement and commitment to a cause, but both companies have different views and beliefs.
How Can I Support Ammo Inc?
AMMO Inc is giving away 1 million rounds of ammo including, 5.56x45mm NATO and 7.62mm calibers, and 9mm bullets. In order to give away ammo in an already international shortage, they would need a lot of public support to sell what they have in stock.
I’ve attached as many ways to support Ammo Inc. and get ammo for the next whitetail season or a day at the range. Regardless of your reason for ammo, we most likely need it for the next ammo shortage.
I’ve been to many places around the world and enough bad ones to know a little about the logistics of supplies to countries in need. You can always donate to buy medical supplies and care because there will be no end in sight to the need for medical professionals and supplies. However, fresh, healthy food is vital to the survival of people who haven’t eaten or slept in days, and haven’t had fruit or veggies in weeks.
From eating my mother’s homemade chicken enchiladas or getting the last piece of lemon cake at the chow hall after a long day in Iraq, food has always given me a moment to enjoy life again. The World Central Kitchen has professional chefs staffed to cook the fresh food that’s brought in from my donation.
I imagine professionals can come close to being as good as my mom was. Regardless of my loyalty, I chose the World Central Kitchen because when I think about the day they must have had; it makes me smile that 99% of these people have never eaten food from world-class chefs.
During times of great stress, the importance of healthy food is even more vital. Our bodies need nutrients without the preservatives it takes for canned and boxed food.
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