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A RIGHTEOUS CAUSE IS NEVER AN UNDERDOG

OUR MISSION

Family Without Borders

The Dark Horse Allies are an independent non-profit NGO operating out of a strategic location in Ukraine, with operations spanning the country.

Working in cooperation with Ukrainian government officials, Ukraine's Ministry of Defense, non-profit organizations from around the world, multi-national volunteers and most importantly, the incredible citizens of Ukraine. With no contracts and not under the command of any government, foreign or domestic, DHA operates strictly on an independent mission of preserving innocent lives.  

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A Cause Worthy of Sacrifice

After Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an unprovoked assault on the people of Ukraine, it became apparent that the nations of the west would withhold from direct intervention. Unable to stand by and watch a nation of innocents being raped and murdered ... a number of volunteers from around the world began making the personal decision to go to Ukraine and do their part to support the innocent. Among those were the members of DHA. 

It is estimated that over 200,000 Ukrainian civilians voluntarily enlisted in the UA Army during the week following the invasion. This wave of recruits, along with the documented cases of Russian hostilities against the Ukrainian civilian population, created a need for military training that quickly became one of the most critical components of the conflict. 

 

A number of foreign military veterans traveled to Ukraine as individual volunteers and rapidly began training Ukrainian civilians on medical casualty care, basic tactics of survival, and the principles of defending against unit tactics. 

 

As the threat of significant Russian advancement began to wane, the need for training shifted toward the newly enlisted Army recruits facing combat for the first time, without access to the UA military trainers who were already fighting on the front lines. Individual volunteers working in Ukraine began to network organically, organizing to meet this need for consistent, well-rounded training … and Dark Horse Allies (DHA) was born. 

 

 

 

 

DHA is actively involved in support services to include:

 

  • Traveling the country with multiple teams to provide training programs for Ukrainians who have joined the military in defense of their loved ones.  

  • Training civilians in medical casualty care and reaction-to-contact, in an effort to reduce the losses attributed to relentless attacks on the civilian population. 

  • Standing ready to assist in civilian evacuations from high-risk areas

  • Assisting in transport of vehicles and supplies to areas in most urgent need

  • Building relationships with Ukrainian civilians, as well as government and military officials, to demonstrate that they do not face this atrocity alone. 

The Task at Hand

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A word from the founder

At no point in my life, military or civilian, have I been a part of something where the ability to make a life-changing impact is so tangible. The selfless resolve and empathy of both the Ukrainians and the volunteers I'm privileged to work with, is inspiring, humbling ... and motivating. 

No time in history has there been a more inspirational mobilization of independent volunteers in reaction to an unjust atrocity. While their resolve is strong, the team of volunteers standing behind Ukraine cannot sustain themselves indefinitely without support.

 

I am humbled to have the opportunity, not only to be a part of assisting the Ukrainian people with direct support, but also to be a part of an organization that supports these volunteers with the necessary housing, logistics, transportation and food .. as well as connecting them to the most urgent needs at any given time, through our network of contacts across Ukraine. It is absolutely critical that these non-profit volunteers are able to continue their work at a time when the incredible people of Ukraine need it the most.

 

The Ukrainians have become my family. The volunteers have become my family. I am proud to have the opportunity to serve alongside them both. Slava Ukraini!

-JD

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