At the request of the military, volunteers from Slots City Foundation equipped a medevac that will evacuate wounded soldiers from ‘ground zero.’ A fully equipped medical minibus is already stationed in the areas of Kremenna and Bakhmut, ready for service.
‘The command of the military unit A4247 turns to you for assistance needed to carry out combat tasks to enhance the country’s defense capabilities and mobilization readiness, and to protect the population in emergencies during a state of war in the form of the following material resources: a jeep, pickup, or van for evacuating the wounded from the battlefield.’ This was the letter received by Slots City Foundation volunteers. The military also requested to equip the minibus with first aid medical supplies so that it would be ready for service upon arrival: to purchase ‘STORK’ stretchers, multi-channel fast charging units ‘Bandera Power’ for continuous operation of the stabilization point.
‘Each such vehicle requires special attention and quite serious work because medical re-equipment is not just a repair,’ shares Artem Stohniy, director of Slots City Foundation, regarding the experience of converting vehicles into medevacs. For these vehicles, volunteers install heating, special disinfecting lamps, signaling lighting for urgency during transportation, professional mobile chairs for medics, medical stands, and mounts for IV stands and other hospital equipment. ‘While preparing medevacs, we try to create maximally thought-out transportation with professionally organized space for medical staff, as providing first aid to the injured, even minutes, can be crucial,’ says Stohniy.
During its operation, the Foundation, in collaboration with partnered auto repair shops, has repaired over 100 vehicles, including medevacs, trucks, and armored vehicles. Overall, Slots City Foundation develops partnered projects for repairing military equipment in three areas – aside from vehicles, they repair watercraft and drones with partnered workshops. Through joint efforts, Slots City Foundation volunteers have repaired over 1200 drones and more than 30 watercraft. Overall, the assistance fund by Slots City Foundation for the army and displaced persons has grown to 150 million hryvnias.