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Atlanta company with a global reach is going above and beyond for people in Ukraine

ATLANTA — At the headquarters of his Northwest Atlanta business, Enrique Alvarez stood in front of a huge map.

“We have very good partners all over Europe,” Alvarez said. They might be 5,500 miles away, but to Alvarez, they are neighbors in need.

“We still can’t understand why this is happening right now in the world. So we had to do something,” Alvarez told Channel 2′s Berndt Petersen.

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Alvarez heads up Vector Global Logistics. The company ships cargo all over the world. Since March, they have led a huge relief effort. Vector Global shipped—free of charge — nearly 700,000 pounds of medical supplies, first aid kits, blankets, and more.

All of it was donated to those who need it most in Ukraine. More than a dozen of the company’s corporate partners across the world stepped up to help.

School kids across the metro and way beyond also took part. They wrote heartwarming cards and letters which were delivered to Ukrainian children injured during the war and are now recovering in hospitals.

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A philanthropy known as GoBeyondProfit, which recognizes acts of corporate generosity, presented Vector Global with an award for its relief effort. But Alvarez says what means the most to him, is to see the smiling faces of those who are being helped.

“It’s refreshing to see that the support we’re sending gets to the people who need it the most,” Alvarez said.

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Alvarez says more corporate sponsors are welcome, because they’re in this for the long haul.

To learn more about the relief effort in Ukraine, click HERE.