Two days after the invasion, Vorushylo joined a demonstration in Brussels, where she made contact with a Belgian aid organization for Ukraine. “I want to support Ukraine, I told them, in any way I can.”
Good friend and hockey referee Laurine Delforge – the Brussels woman already whistled the Olympic women’s hockey final twice – walked with her. “She knows the hockey world very well and said she wanted to help too,” says Vorushylo. Joy Jouret, coach of Waterloo Ducks, the number three in the Belgian Eredivisie, also joined.
Vorushylo and Delforge try to recruit people via social media for a donation of, among other things, winter clothing, hygiene products and sleeping bags. They drive their own car from distribution centers in Flanders to the storage depot near Antwerp.