Basic Information

Russia’s war on Ukraine has horrified the world, and so many of us want to help, but we don’t know how. That changes today.

Over the past two years, Buffalo Cartridge and Buffalo Trading Company have teamed with international freight-forwarder DT Gruelle to import goods into the U.S.A. As a Christian enterprise, we now see that the Lord paired our two companies for a greater purpose. Through its U.S.A. based non-profit DTCare®, DT Gruelle provides charitable services all over the globe. DTCare® is a registered 501(c)(3) with a gold transparency rating on GuideStar. Learn more at:

As the project grows and evolves distribution routes and partners in Europe will likely grow and adapt according to needs and challenges on the ground. In this early stage, we are fortunate to be working hand-in-hand with ZHP Poland (The Polish Scouting and Guiding Association). Their generous and tireless efforts are instrumental in helping DTCare and Project HELP NOW communicate, plan, transport, and distribute relief goods to directly assist refugees in need.

In this time of incredible need, a coalition is forming to team with DTCare® to send relief directly to the heart of the crisis, and we need your help. Buffalo Trading & Buffalo Cartridge invite you to join Project HELP NOW.

The cost of international shipping is extraordinary, especially during the growing energy crisis. Please also consider a donation to DTCare® to assist with transportation costs for relief goods:

CREDIT: WFIN | Findlay, OH | Thursday, March 24, 2022 |

Here's How to Help Today. It's Easy!

Individual or Family

  • 1. Donate items from the list of items needed
  • 2. Take your items to participating drop locations
  • 3. Volunteer for a packing party at your drop location
  • 4. Consider donating at

Business or Organization

  • 1. Contact us to make your building a drop location
  • 2. Collect items from the public and your members
  • 3. Host packing parties to prepare goods for shipment
  • 4. Consider donating at

If you have any questions please email us at

What Happens Next?

The suffering in Ukraine is real, and it is happening now. The refugee crisis is already spinning out of control, and we must not hesitate. Through its international network, DTCare® has already expedited several humanitarian relief shipments of food and medical supplies, but the need is still vast. The primary goal for this next phase is to gather supplies to build Individual First Aid Kits (IFAKs) and personal hygiene kits. Buffalo Cartridge and Buffalo Trading will pay for the freight costs to transport the goods to DT Gruelle in Pennsylvania, and DTCare® will then leverage its international logistics network and expertise to distribute the relief goods directly to refugees in need.

Join the Effort Today! You Can Make a Difference!

Rich Kramer, President of City Uniforms and Linen, describes 12 pallets of goods his company donated to the Ukrainian refugee relief project. (Findlay, Ohio)

During Phase 1 of this relief project, we teamed with City Uniforms and Linen who generously donated 12 pallets of relief supplies including soap, medical gowns, disinfectant wipes, nitrile gloves, winter coats, and more. Within 48 hours we were able to mobilize these goods to the DT Gruelle facility in Pennsylvania. Once there, DTCare® then combined these relief goods with thousands of durable foodstuffs (MREs) and sent desperately-needed relief to refugees in Poland via airfreight.

This entire phase - from first concept to packages landing in Europe - was achieved in just seven days. It took just one week to transform goodwill into action on the ground. As you can see - this project is designed to move fast to deliver relief where it is needed most. Now it is time for Phase 2 - where we will focus on IFAKs and personal hygiene kits. We thank you for considering joining our efforts, and we hope and pray we can work together to send rapid relief during this tragic humanitarian crisis.

Early Supporters

We would like to offer special thanks to early supporters of Project HELP NOW. These organizations were the first to answer the call to help bring relief to the Ukrainian refugees. Through their generous efforts we have already made several charitable shipments and started the process of collecting the items needed to provide critical support. We are sincerely grateful for their leadership in demonstrating the spirit of generousity which embodies the true character of Project HELP NOW.

Items Needed - Donate at a Drop Location

Personal Hygiene Kits

  • 1-Gallon Zip Lock bags
  • Adhesive bandages (5-10)
  • To-go disinfecting wipes
  • Cotton washcloth
  • Toothbrush (with a cap)
  • Travel-size toothpaste
  • Floss and Q-Tips
  • Travel size bar of soap
  • Travel deodorant stick
  • Individually packaged alcohol prep pads
  • Sanitary pads (no tampons or cups, please)
  • Travel size mouthwash
  • Disposable nail files
  • Flushable wipes
  • Hair ties
  • Face masks
  • Thermal winter socks
  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Chapstick
  • Travel-size lotion
  • Nasopharyngeal Airways (26-30fr preferred)
  • Decompression needles (14 or 10-gauge x 3.25 in.)

Individual First Aid Kits (IFAKs)

NOTE: IFAKs must conform EXACTLY to the items listed below. Thank you for understanding the sensitive nature of these kits.

  • Quick-clot rolled gauze, 3” x 48”
  • Bandage compress, 4”
  • Latex-free elastic bandage with fasteners, 3” x 5 yd
  • Conforming gauze roll bandage, 2” x 4.1 yd
  • Chest seal, 6” x 6”
  • Tourniquet, one-handed application style
  • Burn dressing, 4” x 4”
  • Nitrile powder-free gloves, large
  • Medical adhesive tape, ½” x 2.5 yd

Drop Locations & Packing Parties

This project launched quickly due to the urgent need of refugees fleeing Ukraine, but the coalition is already growing rapidly. Our first efforts took root in Ohio and Pennsylvania, but we’ve already received generous help and commitments from as far as Tennessee and Texas. And the list is growing! You can choose your level of involvement. Visit the link above to find a drop location near you, or to setup your business/organization as a drop location. Once you have begun gathering donations, you can either host a packing party at your facility, or we can schedule a truck to pick up your goods to be packaged at one of our other participating locations.

Drop Off Locations

The Buffalo Trading Company

2220 Bright Road
Findlay, OH 45840

Findlay Auto Plus

10270 US-224 West
Findlay, OH 45840

AAA Findlay Automobile Club

1550 Tiffin Avenue
Findlay, OH 45840

Summer Creek Apparel

214 S. Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840

Business/Org Contact Form

Please contact us if you are interested in working as a drop-off location or to host a packing party.