SENATOR supports donation of the city of Rockford

The Ukrainian city of Brovary has been a sister city of the U.S. city of Rockford, Illinois (near Chicago), since 1995. The war in Ukraine has severely shaken many people around the world, including Rockford. The powerlessness in the face of the daily news is great, but so is the desire and willingness to help.

Therefore, the city of Rockford appealed for donations. With great success: so far, the Brovary relief effort has raised more than $161,000. Part of this sum was used to donate 270,000 meals. This drive was a collaboration between the Kids Around the World organization, the City of Rockford, the Rockford Area Conventions and Visitors Bureau and the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois.

SENATOR INTERNATIONAL agreed to transport the relief supplies. Chicago-Rockford International (RFD) Airport is SENATOR's hub for the Midwestern region of United States. On Sunday, SENATOR flew the meals free of charge from Chicago-Rockford to Germany on one of its own controlled B747-F freighter aircrafts. From there, SENATOR handled the onward transport of the donations to the Romanian-Ukrainian border. 

"I believe that in a global crisis, everyone has to do their part," said Florian Knoll, SENATOR District Manager in the region. "We are just one small link in the chain, there are so many people and organizations that are getting involved. We are very proud to be able to play a small part in this." Eight and a half pallets of medicine had already been transported to Ukraine. 

"On behalf of the Greater Rockford Airport Authority, we would like to thank SENATOR for their contribution to helping the people of Ukraine," said Mike Dunn, executive director of the RFD Airport.


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