Andy Kurtzig, CEO of JustAnswer, and his family decided not to spend their Spring Break in Hawaii this year. Instead of beach balls and sunscreen, they packed suitcases with tourniquets, drones, and night vision devices for the Ukrainian military. Andy Kurtzig came to Ukraine to support his colleagues in the local offices and to convey an important message – foreign business must remain and develop in Ukraine.
Andy Kurtzig brought supplies to the Uzhhorod office for the Armed Forces, volunteers, and employees of the company, who are currently fighting all over Ukraine. In addition to tactical supplies, Andy handed out many letters and drawings from American children collected at school by his son, Kai. These letters went to Ukrainian children who were forced to leave their homes and temporarily move to Zakarpattya shelters.
In Uzhhorod, Andy also visited volunteer centers at the Dolphin Café and the Owl’s Nest center for temporarily displaced persons, where he brought the aid of food, hygiene items, mattresses, and other things that volunteers lacked. At the time, his wife Sarah, daughter Jamie and son Kai were volunteering at a refugee center near the Slovak border.
Andy has been the initiator of foreign fundraising in support of Ukraine since the first days of the Russian invasion. To date, JustAnswer and partners have raised more than 10 million hryvnias – with which they managed to help Ukrainian doctors and migrants, and the collection continues. The company has also launched a charitable collection of sweatshirts, all funds from which go to help colleagues affected by hostilities in Mariupol, Bucha, Kharkiv, and other cities.
“We are committed to Ukraine. We will continue to grow with Ukraine. We are proud of our colleagues from JustAnswer and the Ukrainian people for their commitment to Ukraine and democracy. They all help Ukraine in many ways, and everyone is confident of Ukraine’s victory. Glory to Ukraine!” says Andy Kurtzig, CEO of JustAnswer.
Andy publicly supports Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression. He has repeatedly stressed that the company’s offices remain in Lviv, Uzhhorod, and other cities and will not leave the Ukrainian market. Since the first days of the war, he has stated this on the leading news channels CNN, FOX, CNBC, and others, urging foreign companies to maintain their presence in Ukraine.