At the moment, as we watch the occasions in Ukraine unfold at a terrifying tempo, all of our ideas and needs at BrightLocal are with our Ukrainian group members. A lot of our group have been a part of the BrightLocal household for a few years and have been integral to the expansion and success that we’ve been so fortunate to attain.
We stand collectively, united with our Ukrainian brothers and sisters, in opposition to this unprovoked and unjust assault by Russian forces. We’ll do every part we will to help and defend them, their households, and their family members by the unsure occasions forward.
Kyiv: A Peace-loving, Affluent, and European Metropolis
We now have been working with Ukrainian software program engineers for nearly so long as BrightLocal has existed. In that point we’ve got had contributions from over 80 completely different Ukrainian group members, nearly all of whom I’ve had the great fortune to spend time and socialize with, even assembly their great households now and again.
By way of all these experiences I’ve learnt increasingly in regards to the proud tradition of Ukraine.
I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Kyiv over a dozen occasions over the previous ten years and have watched it emerge from its Soviet-era shackles and evolve right into a vibrant, enjoyable, and numerous metropolis, filled with passionate and peace-loving folks.
It has an abundance of cafes, bars, and eating places providing delicacies from around the globe. It has a buoyant business middle, filled with thriving companies, each Ukrainian-owned and worldwide.
It has busy procuring facilities, the place world manufacturers and native retailers vie for hard-earned hryvnias from its rising neighborhood of expert and decided younger professionals.
All in all, it’s very like some other thrilling, affluent, and democratic capital in Europe—which makes the scenes that we’re witnessing right this moment all of the extra stunning and terrifying.
How are we Supporting Our Staff
The security of our group members is our primary concern. Over the previous few weeks we’ve got been numerous choices to assist them relocate to allow them to reside and work safely ought to the worst occur. Effectively, the worst has occurred and we’re accelerating these choices and on the lookout for extra everlasting options as far-off from the battle zones as potential. Right here’s the place our energies have been targeted:
- Discovering properties for group members and their households to maneuver to in western Ukraine – and now in Europe
- Discovering an workplace or co-working area for group to make use of shut to those properties
- Supporting group members of their bodily relocation
- Giving all group members full flexibility to work from wherever, and every time they need (in Ukraine and overseas)
- Giving cash and help to charities that help Ukrainian folks and army personnel (be taught extra under)
To Our Loyal Clients
Whereas the occasions in Ukraine are troubling and distracting for my group and I, I wish to reassure you that we stay completely dedicated to delivering the absolute best service and expertise to you.
My message to our wider group is that the easiest way we can assist our group members in Ukraine is to remain targeted on our duties and priorities, and hold delivering on our commitments to our clients.
We now have software program engineers and technical help group members stationed throughout a number of nations and areas outdoors of Ukraine. They’re doubling the efforts throughout this era of uncertainty to make sure that we proceed to provide our clients an incredible expertise.
Elevating Cash to Help Ukraine
I want to ask everybody who reads this weblog submit to hitch us in elevating cash to help Ukraine’s combat in opposition to Russian invasion and aggression.
We now have chosen to help and donate funds to 3 charities: