Company Working with Ukraine Advocacy Organization to Deliver Heated Apparel;
Will Help Provide Warmth to Soldiers, Volunteers, and Displaced Citizens
SAN MARCOS, CA, February 15, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Fieldsheer, a technology company that produces high-quality, temperature-controlled apparel under the Mobile Warming® and Mobile Cooling® brands, announced that it has shipped 1700 pieces of heated clothing to war-torn Ukraine.
The clothing – which includes heated vests, jackets, socks, and gloves – will be distributed to a number of groups, including the Territorial Defense Forces. These units, which consist of volunteers who signed up at the beginning of the Russian invasion to fight alongside Ukrainian soldiers, are now considered an official part of the Ukrainian army.
The Bluetooth-based apparel will also be distributed to citizens displaced from their homes due to the fighting, as well as people from liberated villages who have lost all of their possessions. Additionally, it will be provided to volunteers who are physically delivering the items.
Fieldsheer representatives are coordinating this humanitarian effort through the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), established in 1940 to give voice to the Ukrainian-American community. While the organization also spearheads numerous educational programs, political advocacy efforts, and fund-raising campaigns, UCCA has pivoted almost exclusively to providing humanitarian aid to the Ukrainian people since the Russian incursion began in February 2021.
The need for warm clothing by so many Ukrainians is no surprise, given that millions of people have been left homeless and without basic necessities as a result of the conflict. The situation is exacerbated by the fact that country-wide bombing has taken a significant toll on Ukraine’s electric and gas utilities, leaving both soldiers and citizens to face extremely harsh conditions.
Tamara Olexy, Executive Director for UCCA, was effusive in her thanks, not only for Fieldsheer but all the companies that have participated in this humanitarian effort. “We’ve had so many companies step up and provide much-needed products and services to the Ukrainian people,” she said. “It is heartening, in the midst of all the suffering, to see the outpouring of selfless aid that is so desperately needed.
“Fieldsheer has made a particularly significant contribution, given that helping soldiers and displaced citizens stay warm is a top priority. To those who have nothing, warm clothing can literally be lifesaving. Their generosity, as well as that of all our contributors, is a silver lining in a very black cloud.”
John Cacopardo, Chief Revenue Officer for Fieldsheer, believes it’s his company’s duty to help make a positive impact wherever and whenever it can. “Putting all politics aside, this amounts to helping people who desperately need something vital to their well-being – something that we are capable of providing. Not participating in this effort was not an option.
“There’s no question the Ukrainian people have a tough road ahead of them,” he added. “If we as a company can do anything to make that road just a bit smoother, we feel compelled to do it.”
Established in 1978, Fieldsheer was the first company to introduce heated motorcycle apparel for chilly rides in unpredictable conditions. Today, it is unlike any other heated apparel company – because it is a technology company. Their Mobile Warming line is a technology platform, the only heated apparel company in the U.S. market that owns its full supply chain, from hardware R&D, battery design, to cut-and-sew, and app development. Besides its Mobile Warming line of Bluetooth-operated apparel and accessories, Fieldsheer also produces Mobile Cooling, a line of clothing that not only cools the wearer through the use of drirelease® technology “built into” each thread of fabric but also provides odor-fighting and sun-protection properties. For more information, visit https://fieldsheer.com/.
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