Every day we send one or two teams east for evacuations and one team to the Poland border to drop off the people we picked up the day before.
Coordinating evacuations requires a lot of hours every day. We coordinate with people requesting evacuation and spend hours reading intelligence and military reports, checking maps and battle lines, and planning routes to get to the people requesting evacuation. We have people doing this for sixteen to eighteen hours a day.
When we have an evacuation, we have to coordinate multiple groups of people getting to the same place at the same time in order to pick up the evacuees. Some areas are accessible to us one day and closed the next. Our evacuation route might change on short notice based on military movements or a new curfew.
Once we have everyone in a vehicle at the evacuation point, we bring them to our base, serve them a meal, and lodge them for the night. The next morning we have breakfast together, and then send them with our team to drop them off at the Polish border. We confirm that each group has Polish contacts, and then coordinate with the contacts so they can meet the evacuees at the correct border crossing.
The days are long and wearing on all of our teams, but it is so rewarding to hear the gratefulness and see the relief from the people as they reach safety. Your prayers and support are felt and greatly appreciated by each of us here on the ground. Thank you.