SAUNAS FOR UKRAINE

We will plan, build and deliver 10 sauna complexes
fit for battalion-sized units in Ukraine.
Let's collect 1.5 million euros!

Ilmar RaagAbout the origins of the idea
Call sign "Brittish"An ukrainian fighter about the meaning of sauna
Adam RangMessage from an international sauna researcher
Ukraina kangelased

Situation

Most fighters spend their days in trenches

Many ukrainian fighters are in the trenches every day, under fire from enemy artillery and tanks, but they remain defiant. The situation is reminiscent of the first world war where soldiers can too easily get sick just from the absence of hygiene.

Ukraine has to fight with in the rain and in the snow

Winters in Eastern Ukraine can reach temperatures as low as -20 degrees. Despite the offensive efforts by Ukraine, they need to be prepared to continue liberating and defending Ukraine throughout winter and beyond.

There are no organized washing facilities

Most of the Ukrainian units don't have centrally organised washing facilities. "Last time, I washed myself was a month ago," explained a soldier to us near Bahmut. Uniforms have to be washed by hand and infrequently. Living in constant damp conditions affects the morale of defenders.

Rest & clean

Main concept: 3 trucks
Reka
Sauna
    50-60 men can wash and steam every day
    Resting area in a heated tent
Reka
Laundromat
    Washing machines and dryers
    Up to 50 uniforms per day
Reka
Support truck
    Water tanks, pumps and generators
    ~8 tons of water used each day

Sauna and laundry truck

Wood-burning sauna

Saunasell OÜ is building a wood-burning sauna to a 6m shipping container, supplied with a heater from HUUM OÜ. The truck includes 3 shower stalls.

Laundromat in a container

The laundromat container already tested and tried by Estonian Defence Forces includes 5 washing machines and 5 dryers. The container includes a water tank and an electric generator.

Security

On the front line, 3 trucks cannot be placed next to each other without raising suspicion from the enemies. This means that the Sauna and Laundromat need to be supplied separately with water and electricity. The complex is supplied with camoflage nets.

Team
Estonian Sauna to Ukraine is a unified effort by MTÜ Slava Ukraini, KL Toompea malevkond and HUUM OÜ

Our team consists of people who are unified by Estonian Defence League, love for sauna and a wish to help Ukraine. We are mostly composed of people working in the private sector who are working on this project pro bono.