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Jets Donate $1 Million to Aid Ukrainian Relief Efforts

The Jets announced a $1 million donation to help aid the people of Ukraine on April 5. The donation will be split between various organizations, each receiving $100,000, over the course of a year.

"These donations will positively impact Ukrainian refugees and their families with essential supplies," said New York Jets Chairman Robert Wood Johnson. "The need for resources is continuously growing. Our thoughts continue to be with the innocent lives who have been affected and all those who are suffering."

The events in Ukraine are personal to the Johnson family and the New York Jets. Suzanne Johnson, wife of Mr. Johnson, grew up in a Ukrainian neighborhood in New York and is from a family of immigrants. Her mother, Marie, was born to Ukrainian immigrant parents while her father, Stefan Ircha, is from Ternopil, a town outside of Kyiv, and immigrated to the United States after WWII at age 21 by himself.

"Today in Ukraine, many people are suffering. Because of this, it is important to us to provide assistance to organizations making a true difference on the ground," said Mrs. Johnson. "My family and I are heartbroken by the devastation and loss and are praying for the individuals who have become refugees and those still living and working in Ukraine."

In addition to a monetary donation, the Jets organized an opportunity for staff to donate medical supplies to help aid relief efforts. The organization will match all donated supplies in an extended effort to assist victims and their families.

Donation Recipients

Jets Announce Plast Scouting - USA as First Recipient of $100,000

(April 5, 2022) The Jets have committed a $1 million donation to help aid the people of Ukraine. The donation will be split between various organizations, each receiving $100,000, over the course of a year. The first organization to receive a $100,000 donation is Plast Scouting - USA.

Plast Scouting was founded in 1911 in Ukraine and now has 2000 scout volunteers working on the critical last mile to reach those in need. Plast Scouting - USA is focused on addressing many of Ukraine's urgent needs, through fundraising, assembling pocket first aid kits, sourcing medical equipment and supplies, and optimizing logistics so that aid can reach Ukraine quickly and effectively.

"Plast Scouting - USA is very grateful to the Jets organization for their generous donation," said Andrew Kozak, Chairman Plast Scouting – USA. "The funds will be put to immediate use in the purchase of critical medical supplies to treat the many heavily wounded Ukrainians, along with cutting edge medical technology such as portable, wireless ultrasound equipment."

About Plast Scouting - USA
Plast Conference Inc. is the administrative partner of all Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organizations worldwide. Plast Conference Inc. and Plast Scouting – USA are both registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations. Plast Conference Inc. has been providing medical and humanitarian aid to wounded Ukrainian soldiers, their families, and aid to the widows and orphans of fallen soldiers since 2014. Plast Scouting - USA and Plast Conference Inc. are both run by volunteers; there are no administrative fees. For more information, please visit: aid.plastusa.org.

Jets Announce Razom as Next Recipient of $100,000

(May 4, 2022) The New York Jets have committed $1 million in donations to help aid the people of Ukraine. The donation will be split between various organizations, each receiving $100,000, over the course of a year. This month, the donation will benefit Razom for Ukraine.

Razom, which means "together" in Ukrainian, initiates short and long-term projects and collaborates on existing projects with partner organizations on the ground in Ukraine, all with the mission of building a more prosperous Ukraine. Razom took action via its Emergency Response project to provide urgent help and support in face of an extreme or unforeseen situation in Ukraine. Razom provides critical humanitarian war relief and recovery on the ground depending on the most urgent needs as they evolve, with the mission of saving as many Ukrainian lives as possible.

"We are thrilled and incredibly grateful to be chosen as one of the organizations to receive a generous donation from our friends at the New York Jets. To see the New York Jets committing to help Ukrainian people is heartwarming, and we thank them for their support. Donations and commitments like one from such a well-known NFL franchise such as the New York Jets are special and important as they help spread awareness of what is occurring in Ukraine and the urgent need for help, so we can continue our critical mission via our emergency response to save lives in Ukraine," said Dora Chomiak, President of Razom.

About Razom for Ukraine
Razom, which means "together" in Ukrainian, is committed to building a prosperous Ukraine. The organization believes deeply in the enormous potential of dedicated volunteers around the world united by a single mission: building a more prosperous Ukraine. Established in the United States, the non-profit organization works towards that mission by creating spaces where people meet, partner and do. In this time of need, they have created the Razom Emergency Response which is focused on purchasing medical supplies for critical situations like blood loss and other tactical medicine items, hospital supplies, and tech enabled emergency response supplies that facilitate the delivery of this aid. Razom's procurement and logistics teams are made up of a trusted volunteer network they've nurtured since 2014 and partner organizations worldwide. Razom is also working with governments and embassies on helping to establish humanitarian corridors.

Jets Announce Ukrainian National Women's League of America as Next Recipient of $100,000

(June 6, 2022) The New York Jets have donated $100,000 to benefit the Ukrainian National Women's League of America (UNWLA). The donation is part of the organization's $1 million commitment, to be split between various organizations, meant to help aid the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. Previous donations of $100,000 were given to Plast Scouting (April) and Razom for Ukraine (May).

"The donation from the New York Jets comes at a time when the casualties in Ukraine continue to mount. These funds will provide much needed humanitarian aid to many innocent victims," said UNWLA President, Natalie Pawlenko.

The events in Ukraine are personal to the Johnson family and the New York Jets. Suzanne Johnson, wife of Jets Chairman, Robert Wood Johnson, grew up in a Ukrainian neighborhood in New York and is from a family of immigrants. Her mother, Marie, was born to Ukrainian immigrant parents while her father, Stefan Ircha, is from Ternopil, a town outside of Kyiv, and immigrated to the United States after WWII.

About Ukrainian National Women's League of America
Our mission is to promote and develop educational and cultural efforts and provide humanitarian assistance to Ukrainians worldwide.

Jets Announce UNITED24 as Next Recipient of $100,000

(July 28, 2022) The New York Jets have donated $100,000 to the needs of Ukraine via UNITED24. The donation is part of the organization's $1 million commitment, to be split between various organizations, meant to help aid the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. Previous donations of $100,000 were given to Plast Scouting (April), Razom for Ukraine (May) and the Ukrainian National Women's League of America (June).

UNITED24 Ambassador Elina Svitolina received a check for $100,000 from the Johnson Family during charity matches in Krakow, featuring the number one women's singles tennis player in the world, Iga Swiatek. Elina shared her impressions: "On behalf of all the team at UNITED24, I want to thank the Johnson Family for this significant contribution and touching gesture. Ukraine has received money for important medical equipment such as (ALV) devices for children and a strong statement of support in the fifth month of a full-scale invasion. The war is not over, and together we keep on fighting and doing the best we can".

The events in Ukraine are personal to the Johnson family and the New York Jets. Suzanne Johnson, wife of Jets Chairman, Robert Wood Johnson, grew up in a Ukrainian neighborhood in New York and is from a family of immigrants. Her mother, Marie, was born to Ukrainian immigrant parents while her father, Stefan Ircha, was born in Ternopil, Ukraine, and immigrated to the United States after WWII.

The Johnson family, including their sons Brick and Jack, wanting to honor their heritage, recently traveled to Poland to meet with Ukrainian refugees and understand firsthand how the unprovoked invasion has impacted their lives. As the family prepared for their trip, Brick Johnson, while watching Wimbledon, saw Iga Swiatek, announce a charity tennis exhibition in Poland during the time the family would be visiting. Inspired by both Swiatek's play and her passion for Ukraine, Brick and Jack attended the exhibition and presented the donation of $100,000 to UNITED24.

These funds will be directed to support children's hospitals in Ukraine, namely for the procurement of pediatric artificial lung ventilation (ALV) devices.

About UNITED24
UNITED24 was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs. To donate to the UNITED24 please visit u24.gov.ua.