CHICAGO (TOC) — A former Chicago police officer who stop his job and went to assist when combating broke out in Ukraine is again within the metropolis, drumming up assist for his group Job Power Yankee.
ABC7 caught up with Harrison Jozefowicz to know what he is attempting to do and the way viewers can assist his efforts.
The military veteran surveyed the indicators of loss and hope draping the fence line on the Ukrainian consulate in Streeterville. He’s again from the warfare in Ukraine, the place his Job Power Yankee, a registered 501-C-3 charity, shepherds individuals and materiel to entrance line fighters defending Ukraine from Russian invasion.
“I’ve been serving so this was simply the last word calling to try to assist out those that want it probably the most on the earth,” he mentioned.
Josefowicz stop his Chicago police put up when Russian forces invaded in February. His motivation stems from shedding an in depth buddy in Afghanistan through the withdrawal of American forces within the spring of 2021. Job Power Yankee brings internationally donated medical provides to the entrance traces, and trains volunteers in battlefield first support. They’ve even gotten toys to youngsters within the warzone.
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“The Brits and the Canadians have been phenomenal and the Germans too it’s a large collaboration in worldwide effort,” Josefowicz mentioned.
The volunteer specializes within the logistics of getting provides into Poland after which transporting them by semi-truck or van into the battlefields of southern and jap Ukraine, the place the scenes of the worst combating exist. Six months into the warfare, he’s again dwelling to battle what he calls “compassion fatigue.”
“Since assets are scarce we’re beginning to see our efforts should be elevated when it comes to fundraising and issues of that nature,” he mentioned.
For the reason that starting of the warfare, the State Division has warned Individuals to not journey to Ukraine.
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