Tesla convoy to help Ukrainian refugees get to Ireland

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Credit: The Times

A convoy of Teslas is heading to Poland this weekend to transport 70 Ukrainians back to Ireland.

The Tesla Owners Ireland Group raised 13,000 Euros of their target of 20,000 Euros to bring several vulnerable refugees in the Ukrainian crisis back to the emerald isle.

The group set off yesterday morning for Poland and should return sometime on Monday.

Fifteen cars are in the convoy and include three non-Tesla’s who friends of family of group members are driving, reports The Times.

The group coordinated the trip with the refugee centre located in Poznan.

Although none of the group speaks Russian or Ukrainian, the group has arranged a translator to work them on site.

As well, at the request of the refugee centre, the group will drop off supplies, including dried and tinned food.

In addition to driving, several convoy members already registered with the Red Cross to host Ukrainian families as needed.

The convoy is meant to alleviate some of the pressure in Poznan and free up space for new refugees.

If you wish to assist with the effort, the group is still taking donations of money on the fundraising page that you can visit here.

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