Pataki, Mack and Brant Lead Humanitarian Group to Assist Ukranian Refugees


Peter Brant (far left) & Earle Mack (beside him) | Photo courtesy of Appeal of Conscience Foundation

Former Governor of New York George Pataki, the founder of the Pataki Leadership Center and a trustee of the Advisory Council of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation joins Appeal of Conscience Foundation Trustee and the former U.S.  Ambassador to Finland Earle I. Mack and philanthropist Peter M. Brant, also a member of the Advisory Council of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, to deliver medical supplies, food, clothing and other essentials to the Ukrainian refugees arriving in Hungary.

Mack and Brant departed Florida with a plane load of supplies Thursday evening. Gov. Pataki is already on the ground in Hungary. They will meet with high-level government and religious leaders, including Cardinal Peter Erdo, Primate of Hungary the Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, who is a Trustee of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation Advisory Council, with representatives of the various international relief organizations, Jewish relief agencies who are on the scene and leading members of the Hungarian Jewish community. This delegation will leave a team of professionals who will remain at the Hungarian/Ukrainian border to assist local officials and healthcare workers in aiding the refugees.

“I have deep family ties to the Ukraine through my great-great grandparents who managed to come to America in the early 20th century,” Mack said. “I have been a first responder in other disaster areas and I intend to be a first responder again to bring aid to the innocent victims of war in the Ukraine in their time of need.”

Brant said, “The Ukrainian people really need our help.  Whatever we can do big or small we need to do for them now.”

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