As the war in Ukraine rages on and the international community ponders what response to take, several ammunition and outdoor-related companies have already hit upon a way to assist. Remington, CCI, Speer and Federal Ammunition will be donating one-million rounds of total ammo to the Ukraine Armed Forces. There will also be special edition t-shirts pledging all profits from the sale to refugees in the war-torn country. The shirts will supplement the company’s donation and maintain awareness of the need for global support of Ukraine.
“The war in Ukraine has displaced millions of citizens and exposed average people to the horrors of war,” said Jason Vanderbrink, president of Remington, CCI, Speer and Federal Ammunition. “Supporting the relief effort is a crucial element of the global response and we are proud to do our part. It underscores how critical the Second Amendment is in America and highlights the importance of the ability of American Manufacturers to supply our allies with ammunition. We have long supported Ukrainian armed forces and we will continue to do so in this global cause to unite for democracy.”
Ukraine’s military has been a customer of Federal, CCI and Speer for years and this donation is meant to meet the call from President Zelenskyy for more ammunition.
Meanwhile, ATN Corps., well-known purveyor of electronic optics, has opened a site on the ATN website for direct donations to help the Ukrainian people receive humanitarian supplies and equipment for their fighting forces.
Marc Vayn, founder of ATN, was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, and grew up in the United States where he started the optics company in 1995. ATN has offices across the United States, as well as in Odessa and Kiev, Ukraine. Before the outbreak of the war, the ATN team worked tirelessly to move Ukrainian staff members and their families to offices in Bulgaria or a safe place within their home country. Several ATN staff members refused to be moved and have taken up the fight against the Russian aggressor.
“I am an American citizen first, but of Ukrainian blood and spirit,” Vayn said. “It is imperative that as a united front, the democratic peoples of the world push back against this despot, Putin, and all he represents.”
Upon the launch of the ATN Ukraine donation site, Vayn donated $100,000 of his personal money to the cause. Current donations are now at $128K and growing. Donations can be made by credit card or PayPal. Visit atncorp.com/ukraine for more information.
While these actions are helpful and heartening in their own right, we hope this will just be the beginning of a wider trend. Check back at americanhunter.org for the latest on aid efforts by those in our industry.