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Project Recamp: How Terminal is supporting Ukrainian refugees in Poland

May 3, 2022
Linzi Nield
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One of Terminal’s core values is People First, meaning we continually strive to improve the welfare of our communities, and we take our responsibility to our members and clients seriously.

With many Ukrainians facing devastation, displacement, and uncertain futures, the Terminal team wanted to help in any way possible. 

We began with two initiatives:

  • We matched employee donations to any non-profits supporting Ukraine. Terminal matched employee donations up to $5000 USD, and our parent company, Atomic, matched donations from all of its employees and portfolio companies up to $25,000 USD, with proceeds from Terminal and Atomic going to the Red Cross Ukraine and United Help Ukraine.
  • We began providing emergency relocation support. For Terminal employees and members of our developer community, as well as their family members, Terminal is currently offering travel assistance in the form of reimbursements to members fleeing Ukraine.

Still, we wanted to take it a step further, so we started by exploring what we could do as a business that would be most helpful to those in need. 

Supporting new arrivals to Poland

We decided to help refugees with arrival assistance – offering financial support and critical information to aid refugees and their families through the transition with Project Recamp.*

And with Terminal’s recent expansion to Poland, we’re able to support in ways that wouldn’t have been possible before, including helping Ukrainian refugees who are displaced and seeking employment. We’re actively hiring software engineers in Poland and seeking to help any Ukrainian refugees who are looking for software development work. 

“Terminal’s new footprint in Poland puts us in a position to help those in need,” said Raoul Tawadey, GM-Europe, Terminal, adding, “We want to be able to help engineers who are displaced and enable them to eventually thrive, doing as much as we can as a business.”

Today, we’re offering support to engineers fleeing Ukraine through our Arrival Support program. Any fees generated from the program will be donated to aid organizations such as Red Cross Ukraine and United Help Ukraine and others. 

  • We’re offering reimbursements to help with temporary accommodation. To lessen the financial stress of a relocation to Poland, participants in Project Recamp can book a temporary accommodation with a hotel or Airbnb and can apply for reimbursement for the equivalent of two months’ rent. 
  • We’re offering reimbursements for clothing, groceries, transportation, childcare, counseling and other mental wellbeing resources, as well as pet care. We know expenses go beyond accommodations – new arrivals in Poland will need help with daily expenses for themselves and their families.
  • We’re offering advice on how new arrivals can establish important basics such as a bank account, a mobile number and healthcare. Additionally, Terminal will offer extended Health Care through our benefit provider. 

“Project Recamp speaks to the humanity of our team, as well as Terminal’s leadership and personal values,” said Racquel Cross, Business Development Director, Terminal. 

For more information, or if you or someone you know would like to connect with Terminal regarding Project Recamp, please contact ukraine@terminal.io.

*Project Recamp eligibility includes engineers fleeing Ukraine who accept an offer with Terminal.

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