19 May Yonkers residents send necessities to Ukraine war zone
Continuing on with helping those in Ukraine during the time of war, a congregation in my hometown, Yonkers, set up a drive to send medical supplies to help those wounded and displaced in the distressed war zone.
A few weeks ago the members of St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church gathered together a bunch of medical supplies to send to Ukraine. Some supplies they are shipping over include wheelchairs, walkers, and canes.
Oksana Kulynych is the founder of this fantastic idea. She said one day she found an extra wheelchair and thought about the crisis in Ukraine, and automatically decided to keep her idea alive. She posted notices around her church, and people started hopping on the bandwagon! More medical supplies started pouring in!
Bojko Watters, the office manager for the Philadelphia-based UUARC, said her charity will take the items donated by St. Michael’s congregation and combine them with other donations to fill a 40-foot container that will be shipped to Ukraine.
Although all the supplies were loaded and sent to Philadelphia on Thursday, relief efforts will continue.
“We’ll have to do this again because I still have people contacting me about donations,” Kulynych said.
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