Successful collection of generators and heating equipment for Ukraine

24.2.2023 8.00Updated: 24.2.2023 8.41
Vantaa Vocational College Varia’s logistics teachers and students packed the donations to the Generators of Hope campaign for shipment to Ukraine. (Photo by Jyri Huhtala/City of Vantaa)
Vantaa Vocational College Varia’s logistics teachers and students packed the donations to the Generators of Hope campaign for shipment to Ukraine. (Photo by Jyrki Huhtala/City of Vantaa)Photo: Jyri Huhtala

The metropolitan cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa participated in the European Parliament and Eurocities network’s joint campaign to collect new or used but still serviceable generators and equipment for heating and electricity production for shipment to Ukraine. The collection was open to everyone in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area from 30 January to 10 February, and the end result was nearly 120 generators, power units, heaters and other devices.

The equipment will be delivered to Ukraine in March via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism in cooperation with the National Emergency Supply Agency. In this way, the equipment will end up in the right places in Ukraine.

“The cities also donated equipment themselves, but the collection result would not have been nearly as impressive without the other contributors. Every donation will help those in distress in Ukraine, and we warmly thank all those who participated,” says Helsinki Mayor Juhana Vartiainen with Espoo Mayor Jukka Mäkelä and Vantaa Mayor Ritva Viljanen joining in the thanks.

The Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce supported communications and implementation of the collection.

“The Generators of Hope campaign offered our member companies a good opportunity to do something concrete for the Ukrainian people. I am very pleased with the companies’ willingness to participate in the relief measures,” says CEO Pia Pakarinen.

Helsinki Metropolitan Area donors to Generators of Hope

The parties below have participated in the Generators of Hope collection and given their consent to the publication of their name. In addition to these, there were 27 donors who did not want their names published.

The cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa thank every donor and the logistics teachers and students at Vantaa Vocational College Varia, who packed the donations for shipment to Ukraine.

Design Team Architects Ltd
Emaus, Simo
HauCon Finland Oy
Heinolan Regatta
Hellström, Mikko
Hietanen, Jorma
Holthöfer, Harry
Karjaan Rotary
Kaustinen, Niklas
Kortelainen, Mauno
Kujala, Anssi
Körhämö, Tapio
Laasanen, Mervi
Laine, Tuomo and Eeva
Leino, Antti
Liljeström, Sanna
L&T Environmental Services
Molarius, Päivi
Myllymaa, Eliisa and Jari
Mäntymäki, Matti
NedCom Oy
Nyberg, Kristian
Oy CC-Company Teknokemia Ltd
PDI Services Oy
Pennanen, Markku
Pohjolan-Pirhonen, Antti
Rasilainen, Risto
Snabb, Tomas
Sundström, Toni
Särkijärvi, Jouni
Tanskanen, Jari
Teerilahti, Mikael
Travan, Juha
Tuominen, Martti
Vaaramo, Pekka
Valtonen, Heikki
van Houtum, Matias
Vauhkonen, Seppo
Vuorio, Pami
friends at Yliskyläntie 6

Many ways to help Ukrainians

Ukraine and Ukrainians can also be helped by donating through international collections, such as those organised by the following organisations: Red Cross, Unicef, Save the Children Finland, SOS Children’s Villages, Plan International, UN Women, World Vision, Fida, Finn Church Aid and Ukrainian Association in Finland ( In addition, you can help by volunteering and, for example, by donating clothing and goods. Information on different ways of helping can be found at Ukrainan humanitaarinen kriisi – auttamisen mahdollisuudet pääkaupunkiseudulla(external link).

Watch the video of the Generators of Hope collection in Finnish(external link).

Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa organised the Generators of Hope campaign in cooperation. From the left, Espoo Mayor Jukka Mäkelä, Helsinki Mayor Juhana Vartiainen and Vantaa Mayor Ritva Viljanen. (Photo by Kimmo Brandt)
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