The conflict in Ukraine is referred to by many on social media as a Crowd Funded War. Mark J. Lindquist, an American veteran now living in Kyiv Ukraine, exemplifies this. He founded a 501(3) called The A-Team and, in cooperation with other independent volunteer fundraisers for Ukraine, runs his small, nimble non-profit that plays a pivotal role in supplying desperately needed resources for both Ukrainian soldiers and citizens. Mark J. Lindquist describes the logistical and moral problems involved in donating money to Ukraine. Mark explains the difficulties with sending gear from the United States due to politics and war profiteers.
Lindquist, who is also a musician and entertainer, describes, in this show, his recent successful "40 Hour March" to raise money for a Veterans' home in Ukraine, where he marched in Fargo North Dakota.
Lindquist was an orphan from Seoul, South Korea, adopted by a family in Minnesota. He went on to serve in the Air Force honorably at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii and is part of a world touring entertainment unit called Tops in Blue. He feels his service to the US and now Ukraine is an expression of his appreciation for the help and gift of freedom he was given.