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ISRI backs charities making a difference in Ukraine

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has donated US$ 5 000 (EUR 4 680) to two charities to help the citizens of Ukraine.

ISRI is backing war relief efforts organised by Doctors Without Borders and Chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen. The donation was completed during the recent ISRI2022 expo in Las Vegas. 

‘Both World Central Kitchen and Doctors Without Borders are doing extraordinary work in Ukraine and, as a vital part of the global community, ISRI wanted to help support those important efforts,’ says ISRI president Robin Wiener. ‘By providing essential services of food and medical needs, teams from these two organisations are vital humanitarian boots on the ground in Ukraine.’

World Central Kitchen was founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés who inspired ISRI members as a main stage speaker at ISRI2021 Convention and Exposition. The organisation has been working in Ukraine for several months, providing food to thousands of Ukrainians whose lives have been upended by war.

Doctors Without Borders have brought nearly 250 tonnes of medical and relief supplies into Ukraine, in addition to shipping containers of blankets and cold weather supplies, along with hygiene items. The work of both charities continues.

‘It’s incredible that both organisations are on hand to provide food and medicine in worldwide disasters now, not later,’ says Wiener. ‘I encourage everyone to join ISRI in helping during the crisis by providing much-needed donations to assist Ukraine when it’s needed most.’

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