Owner and Founder Adam Lyons of The Smart Blueprint is one of several people involved in Austin, Texas to help the most vulnerable who are sheltering-in-place as Ukraine transforms into a war zone. This is 6,000 miles away.
Owner – Help is on the Way
“It’s unreal, my phone is blowing up constantly with different needs. We are trying to match them to people that just have the ability to help,” said Adam Lyons, founder of The Smart Blueprint.
There are many of the calls which are with his friend and fellow entrepreneur, Mark Davis. Abundance International is Davis’ charity. They run two orphanages in Ukraine. Also, Lyons has reached out as soon as he has heard what was happening.
“Moreover, he did start outlining the problem he has had. I did realize we could use all of our knowledge for marketing and business growth. Plus the systems that do help with the supply issues and funding issues they have,” said Lyons.
In Kherson and Nikolaev, where there are two orphanages. They are outside of the main conflict zone at least for now. Also, the issue is getting supplies to them.
Supplies Face Limits but the Real Issue is Transporting Supplies
“Plus, there are supplies which are available but they are limiting,” said Lyons. “Also, the real issue is transporting those supplies. It is because of road routes which are blocking and there are curfews and that’s where the things get difficult.”
What is not possible is transporting supplies by air. Actually, their only option is to transport by land through Poland.
“In the last 24 hours, a large part of what we have been doing is finding Polish logistical companies which have spare trucks that are available. Then they negotiate pricing and supplies,” Lyons said on Sunday.
Posted to YouTube, in a Sunday video update, Davis said they should have had enough food and medicine at their orphanages for the next few weeks but noting there is a lot more to be done.
“Also, we were able to figure out a good system. It would be to take care of the needs of the orphanage here. Then deliver them supplies,” said Davis.