In November 2022, we published a call for donations of protection materials for Ukraine on this website, among others.

Following the numerous responses FARO received to their appeal, our organization collaborated in the search for a suitable transit space in Brussels and in the preparation of the donations for transport.

With some delay, due to the earthquake in Turkey and Syria, the material was transported by B-FAST to Kiev at the end of March. There, it was received by the Heritage Emergency Response Initiative (HERI), which distributed it further. The material will be used to apply a protective covering around monuments and heritage objects and to safely wrap and store archival documents.

Thanks again to all the donors and to our volunteers who helped out at the depot in Vilvoorde.

For more information, see Faro’s blog.