Sunflower Seeds is a Not-For-Profit that works in partnership with the City of Huntington, WV, and other municipalities and organizations to raise awareness and resources for humanitarian efforts in Ukraine’s defense of democracy.


The vision of Sunflower Seeds is to mobilize Huntington and the surrounding Tri-State area to support Ukrainians in their efforts to preserve their democracy, ease suffering, and rebuild housing and infrastructure. The larger hope is to create a model that will inspire others across America, multiplying support for the Ukrainian people.

Cause For Action

From the Washington Post (Sept 22)

  • US State Dept. says anywhere from 900K to 1.6 million forced into Russian “Filtration” Camps

  • Children make up 260K

  • Russia says 2.5 million refugees “moved” there

From United Nations

  • Casualties underreported (estimated 22,000 killed in Mariupol)

  • U.N. verified 9,444 civilians killed 

  • U.N. verified 16,940 civilians injured

* But the numbers are probably much higher

Why Donate?

Your donation to Sunflower Seeds Inc. is necessary for the delivery of vital humanitarian aid to Ukrainian refugees.

Sunflower Seeds enjoys a unique partnership with caring teams in Orange, France, who have close ties to refugee camps in Jaroslaw, Poland. We thus benefit from their insights into real-time needs on the ground in both the refugee camps and Ukraine.

Since the onset of the war in February 2022, our French partners have orchestrated five convoys, each transporting 2200 pounds of critical supplies encompassing essential necessities such as: food, hygiene items, medical supplies and pharmaceuticals.

In addition to facilitating the supply of goods, contributions have been used in other ways. Funds have been directed toward repairing an elevator, significantly improving access for elderly and disabled individuals residing in a monastery near Jaroslaw.

Your donation will help to provide essential supplies, such as:

  • 1 Military Grade Medical Backpack with Supplies: $1115.00
  • 1 Case of MRE’s (12 count): $112.00
  • 1 Military Grade Hemorrhage Kit: $75.00
  • 20 Boxes of Tylenol (24 count): $64.00
  • 1 Case of Boost Protein Drink (24 count): $56.00
  • 1 Case of Cereal Bars (48 count): $25.00

By contributing to Sunflower Seeds, you become part of a supply chain that begins in the Huntington/Tristate area, through Orange, France, to Ukrainian refugee camps in Poland and beyond. 

Sunflower Seeds Board Members

Pastor John Yeager


Huntington, WV

Dr. John Patrick Grace


Cabell Co., WV

Dr.Andrea Bourdelais


CEO Level 1 Fasteners
Huntington, WV

Dr. Sandrine Pierre


Marshall University
Huntington, WV

Dr. Bob McCollister

Board Member

Ironton, OH

Don Perdue

Board Member

Wayne Co., WV

Dr. Victor Fet

Board Member

Marshall University

Larry Sheret

Board Member

Marshall University

Ashley Cain

Board Member

Coalfield Development

Arazona Judy

Board Member

Coalfield Development

Andrew Lowry


Marshall University

Ella Jarrel


Cabell Midland High School