“New Thing” humanitarian aid to the former USSR
Jan 26, 2024
Doug Brendel
“New Thing” humanitarian aid to the former USSR

Doug Brendel is a popular speaker, writer, and actor, but his heart beats for humanitarian work in the former Soviet Union. 

For more than 20 years, he and his wife have led NewThing.net, the largest continuous humanitarian-aid distribution operation in Belarus. 

Since the beginning of the Ukraine conflict, with the people of Belarus caught in the middle between Russia and Ukraine, the dynamics of Doug’s work have zigzagged dramatically — and the opportunity for Americans to help people in need has shifted in surprising ways. 

Doug will share insights, stories, and images from the former Soviet Union — and we’ll enjoy a freewheeling Q&A after his brief talk.

Doug is also an award-winning humor writer — and he says he’ll be bringing an amusing free gift for each individual who attends in person.

So this promises to be a lively experience! 

(Contact Doug personally, either before or after our meeting, via DougBrendel.com.)