Hunter Ripley "Rip" Rawlings IV is a retired United States Marine Corps Lt. Col. with a tremendous amount of combat/battlefield experience. His current mission is to help the Ukrainian military (and perhaps militias as well) defeat the Russian invaders. If all goes according to plan, Rip will call into the show from a location in Ukraine that he might or might not disclose, and he'll give us an update (to the extent he can) about his current efforts and how you can help. One thing is certain: you can donate to Ripley's Heroes; funds go toward this specific mission. Nobody takes a salary so approximately 100% of your donation goes to the mission. I have personally contributed as have multiple listeners who had the opportunity to meet Rip on our listener trip to Washington DC.
By the way, here's the mission statement of Ripley's Heroes: "To provide effective support to the ongoing crisis in Poland and Ukraine by attracting and maintaining critical, senior and experienced personnel where most needed. This includes deploying and sustaining a cadre of aid workers, volunteers and Ukrainian Army, Legion and Territorial Defense units members with free to use protective equipment, transportation and medical supplies."