RPCVs in Massachusetts collecting clothes, medial supplies and food for Ukraine
About 1,500 pounds of supplies are on their way to Ukraine from Massachusetts.
Three former Peace Corps volunteers in Stoughton collected clothing, medical supplies and food to send to two shelters in western Ukraine and a children’s hospital in Lviv.
The group has also collected more than $3,500 in cash to help them ship the supplies overseas.
“I thought it would be a few friends and family I bribed to help, and my house (Friday) had 800 pounds of boxes that we dropped off (Saturday),” said Norfolk resident Katie Yanosick, who helped organize the effort.
Yanosick said 60 boxes totaling 1,500 pounds were shipped on Saturday.
The group is going to keep collecting supplies to send to Ukraine. If you are interested in supporting their mission, click this link to reach their Amazon Wish List.
Donations can also be made to @katherine-yanosick on Venmo. Yanosick said some of the donations will go toward paying for shipping supplies and other will go toward Ukrainian groups in the area who need them to buy local supplies.
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Some organizations working to help Ukrainians have made announcements that cash is the first priority now and that later, shipments of clothing, medical supplies and food will be needed. This distinction is important and needs to be clarified for the correct aid to be given now and in the future. It could be a loss of effort if these material items do not reach their intended destinations.
I look forward to more information about this.
Beverly Hammons, RPCV 1970-73 Ecuador