In the community
MSS Defence is an active community member and supports a number of community initiatives. We have highlighted two initiatives below.
Life-saving medical aid for Ukraine
MSS Defence supports this intiative!
NB: The website is in Dutch!
A Dutch-Ukrainian collective of friends decided in early March 2022 to set up an aid campaign and start delivering medication and humanitarian goods to Ukraine ourselves.
The focus is on delivering tactical and medical relief goods that are desperately needed at the moment and can save lives. These include specially formulated first aid kits, protective clothing, tourniquets, resuscitation masks and trauma dressing.
Four trips have already been completed to Ukraine.
Humanitarian Support: SIGNI
SIGNI Search Dogs is a not for profit organization with the clear objective to search for missing persons. SIGNI operates search dogs and a professional diving- , sonar- and ground detection team. SIGNI Search Dogs specializes in searching for drowned persons and to track missing persons in disaster areas. SIGNI Search Dogs as only one goal: find missing persons and end uncertainty among relatives. SIGNI operates an underwater camera system sponsored by MSS Defence.
More information: www.zoekhonden,nl
View the SIGNI Search Dogs documentary
Learn more about SIGNI Search Dogs and view the documentary!
Military and veteran support: COM
COM is a Dutch non-profit association with a mission oriented on uniting all Dutch Marines. COM has about 6.000 members, all being active, reserve or retired Dutch marines, from all ranks.
COM is the acronym for “Contact Oud en actief dienende Mariniers” and was established in 1950. In his free hours our CEO Derk Wisman operates as vice-president of the association.
Dutch Marines Rowing Challenge
The Dutch Marines rowing challenge (DMRC) is a yearly event whereby money is raised for Dutch Marines that have fallen on hard times and for relatives of colleagues who have died. Sometimes extra help is need over and above the official channels, reagardless of whether it is emotional, financial or material help.
As Marines we have learned to after your buddy at all times we continue to do so, even after the ending of active service.
MSS Defence is proud to be a sponsor of the DMRC!
MSS Defence teams up with a “Red Ferrari”
MSS Defence was approached with the question of supporting the purchase of own transportation for an Ukranian foundation to provide humanitarian support to Ukraine. MSS Defence simply financed the whole project and purchased a reliable second hand bus for the foundation, which immediately got the nickname of ”Red Ferrari”.
Even as the ink was drying on the new owners paperwork, the delivery of humanitarian aid was continuously in progress and being scheduled. This has been an ongoing routine for the Ferrari and the team since that day, bringing relief, providing assistance and supporting Ukraine. About the project »