Life-saving relief comes in big numbers: 34,000 pounds of potatoes, 4,000 pounds of cabbage, 4,000 pounds of carrots, 1,000 bread buns, and a pantry full of fruits, vegetables, and winter clothing.
Think of those edible (and wearable) supplies arriving in a war-torn country, in seven villages on the battle front line, serving 700 people including 100 kids.
Nick Varkentin, CEO at Kingdom Truck Lines in California, took that rescue mission to Ukraine late last year. He and his company are part of Flame of Fire Ministries. Varkentin is also an Apex client, and we couldn’t be prouder of his benevolent work to provide for those less fortunate.
Paying Back for Blessings and Opportunities
“America has given me everything,” says Varkentin, who was born in the Ukraine and came to the United States when he was 18. “This is my way of paying back.”
Varkentin has been taking mission trips since 2012. He takes seven international trips each year – Ukraine, Ethiopia, Mexico, Africa, Asia, Finland, Estonia, Russia, and Germany, to name a few. At home, he helps low-income families, foster kids, single moms, the elderly, at-risk youths, and the homeless. Thanksgiving and Christmas are, naturally, busy times for his charitable work. He gathers food and clothing, the necessities of life that we take for granted.
At Apex, we believe in doing the right thing by our employees, our clients, and our community. Varkentin embodies those same ideals, he thrives on that same need to do the right thing. For him, it’s very personal.
“I’m living here and I’m grateful that I live here and I’m thankful for the opportunity,” he says. “That is why I am going over there and serving these people. I got successful over here, I got blessed over here. Now it’s time for me to help others.”
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