When Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska visited New York, former Gov. George Pataki asked what her country needed most. “Heaters, heaters, heaters!” she exclaimed.
Governor Pataki and Ambassador Earle Mack did just that and delivered heaters for 200,000 people. Each heater can run for 31 hours and heat a 20,000-cubic-foot area—about the size of a hotel ballroom—on a single load of diesel fuel.
Ambassador Mack bought them all—at a steep discount, because Pinnacle wanted to help. On Jan. 12, he personally delivered the first of them to Viktor Mykyta, governor of the western Ukrainian region of Zakarpattia, much of which is without power and lights for eight to 12 hours a day.