Landry & Kling Wins ISOA Global Impact Award for Humanitarian Work With Ukrainian Refugees

Joyce Landry & the Ukrainian children Mission of Innocents shipboard program

MIAMI, FL July 5, 2024 / Landry & Kling Global Ship Solutions was recognized for humanitarian efforts supporting the people of Ukraine during the ISOA (International Stability Operations Association) 2024 Global Impact Awards Gala in Washington, DC.

Landry & Kling’s recognition was based on their work with over 3,000 Ukrainian refugees, including 800 children, living aboard two chartered accommodation ships in Scotland, and establishing the nonprofit organization Mission of Innocents.

Ukrainian Refugee Accommodation Ships

Anticipating an influx of tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees, the Scottish Government was in dire need of solutions to a severe housing shortage. Landry & Kling Global Ship Solutions, a leader in ship-based housing, was contacted to support their efforts and the company deployed two vessels to Edinburgh and Glasgow within two weeks. Over the next year and a half, more than 3,000 Ukrainians, including 800 children, would find safety, solace, and community onboard both ships.

Ukrainian children's performance on their accommodation ship in Scotland.
Ukrainian children on their accommodation ship in Scotland.

Landry & Kling’s mission was to fulfill the Scottish Government’s “Warm Scot’s Welcome Campaign” providing meals, accommodation, trauma support, ESOL classes, job training, and welfare for displaced Ukrainians. Each ship offered a comprehensive range of services, and no aspect of the refugees’ well-being was overlooked, from housekeeping and laundry to three healthy and culturally appropriate meals daily, medical services, recreational facilities, 24/7 security, and onboard support services. 

Mission of Innocents Nonprofit

Living alongside displaced families, Landry & Kling’s CEO, Joyce Landry, was moved by the plight of the children onboard. In response, Landry initiated and funded enrichment programs to support the children’s well-being and provide leadership opportunities for Ukrainian adults. The company’s philanthropic commitment to the children’s programs led to the formation of Mission of Innocents and its recognition as a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Since its founding, Mission of Innocents has been a beacon of hope for Ukrainian refugee children. As Landry & Kling continues to provide housing solutions for the global migrant crisis, Mission of Innocents is poised to expand its impact on other displaced communities, offering hope and support where it’s needed most.

To learn more about Mission of Innocents and make a donation, visit

About ISOA

Landy & Kling is a member company of ISOA (International Stability Operations Association), the world’s only association exclusively representing the stability sector. ISOA Members are leaders in the fields of stability, peace, development, humanitarian aid, disaster relief, and more. This global network of companies and organizations supports long-term stability and growth in the world’s most vulnerable places.

About Landry & Kling

The Children's Choir, formed by Mission of Innocents, performed at the Ukrainian Embassy in London.
Mission of Innocents formed the Ukrainian Children's Choir, who performed at the Ukrainian Embassy in London.

Since 1982, Landry & Kling has provided ship solutions and custom logistics for meetings and incentives, ship buyouts, offshore vessel projects, disaster relief/humanitarian aid, and dockside charters for global government and sporting events. The company is an approved vendor with FEMA and a women-owned business certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

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