he BMF has launched a national campaign, calling on its members and their customers to support the Ukraine crisis.
Heavy fighting, shelling and air strikes across Ukraine have had devastating consequences. Over 2 million people, mostly women and children have fled Ukraine, with over 1.2 million crossing the border into Poland. Hungry, exhausted and traumatised, people are in urgent need of food, water and shelter. People are losing their homes and lives, essential services like water and healthcare have been hit and temperatures have dropped below zero.
A dedicated Just Giving page has been set up to rise vital funds at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/builders-merchants-federation-ltd
could provide essential hygiene supplies for one person for one month
could provide emergency food for one person for one month
could provide blankets for 4 families to keep them warm
could provide essential hygiene supplies for 8 people for one month
could provide emergency food to a family of 5 for one month
could provide blankets for 24 families to keep them warm
BMF CEO, John Newcomb, is also co-ordinating a pan-European approach, calling for support from the building materials industry across the Continent. John said: “We’ve been told by our contact in Kyiv that warm clothing is one of the things which is urgently required. Our members play a key role in the community and the unique nature of their work, and their stock of equipment such as workwear, puts them in a good position to help get much needed supplies over to Ukraine.