Operation Safe Harbor Ukraine (OSHU) and Zipline Brewing Company are partnering to help raise funds to house refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine. The collaboration beer (Saf
e Harbor Pale Ale) will be offered exclusively in Zipline’s taprooms, and one dollar from every pint sold will be donated directly to OSHU to pay for hotel rooms in Warsaw Poland to ho
use up to 50 families.
“I’ve decided our family and our company are not going to stand by and watch people suffer from the cold winds of winter with no shelter, food, or medicine,” said Steve Glenn, President of Executive Travel in Lincoln. “We’ve decided now is the time for action, so we’re leading an effort to help 200 refugee family members by getting them off the streets in Poland and getting them into a warm bed. We appreciate Zipline’s help in getting our message out and we ask all those who can to join us.”
“I’m sure everyone I know has contemplated what they could do to help in the wake of this tragedy,” said Tom Wilmoth, co-founder of Zipline. “We fully understand the simple act of brewing beer in the midwestern U.S. will not change the course of destruction in Ukraine. But, if we can help one or two folks (or hopefully a thousand) find a way to participate in easing the pain for a couple hundred people, then maybe we’ve done our part.”
Safe Harbor Pale Ale will be released Friday May 6, 2022, at all four Zipline locations in Lincoln (the Brewery and south Lincoln’s Beer Hall) and in Omaha (downtown’s Culture Lab and west Omaha’s Beer Lounge).
Operation Safe Harbor Ukraine was created in March 2022 by Lincoln businessman Steve Glenn, and local native Brian Wallingford to provide housing, food, and medical supplies for 200 Ukrainian refugees in Warsaw, Poland. On March 31, 2022, OSHU accepted its first families at the Best Western Hotel Felix and has since helped over 250 people; 250 people who have gotten medical help, Polish lessons, government ID (PESEL) numbers, job training, and more. Through the generosity of volunteers and the Lincoln community, OSHU has sent over more than 20 volunteers with 64 more waiting for their turn and raised more than $250,000. With the initial mission of providing for 28 days, our mission has now grown to be fully funded through June, with the goal of continuing through the calendar year. But this cannot be accomplished without the support of Nebraskans. One hundred percent of all donations go directly to house Ukrainians and are 100% tax-deductible. All administrative fees are paid for by Executive Travel, allowing your full donation to help families in need. Visit www.operationsafeharborukraine.com for more information or to donate today.