Donations of much-needed medical supplies in Ukraine

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Northeastern Wisconsin continues to step up donations to Ukraine, as organizers at a local drive-up loaded donated supplies into two trucks to send to Ukraine.

A story Action 2 News has been following, with the help of local community members who generously donated items to the Army of Wisconsin Ukrainians’ humanitarian relief and fundraising campaign, Local Ukrainians packed many boxes of donations on Sunday that will travel to Chicago on Monday morning, and will arrive in Ukraine on Friday.

A local resident of Green By for nearly 22 years, Oskana Kobzar, who helped pack donation boxes, woke up to find that the town of Vinnytsian in western Ukraine, where she was born and grew up, was hit by missiles on Sunday.

“This morning I woke up to a phone call from my cousin who called me to tell me that my hometown was under attack. Eight rockets were launched, out of eight, three ended up underground,” said said Kobzar.

Kobzar says his family and friends who still live there are safe, but have been sleeping in the same clothes and sheltering in the subway.

“My nephew who is 8 years old, spoke with my father who is here recently, two days ago and he said ‘grandfather, grandfather I hear sirens, I hear three sirens and grand- father they are short to long, they are long grandfather.’ And dad says you need to take shelter right now,” Kobzar said.

As Russian missile attacks continue across Ukraine, critical items are now needed to help those affected.

“The urgency is in medical supplies, burns, eye protection,” Kobzar said.

“We thank the local community for all they have given. We no longer collect personal hygiene items or clothing,” said Olga Halaburda Hietpas, president of the Ukrainians of Wisconsin.

Ukrainians in Wisconsin are now leading their efforts to help the people of Ukraine by asking for donations of PPE eye protection goggles, new military-grade boots and medical supplies.

To make a monetary donation to the group, click here.

Medical supplies needed for Ukraine are listed below:

  • Tourinquets (CAT 5th, 6th and 7th gen.)
  • Bandages (Israeli type)
  • Hemostatic combat gauze
  • Decompression needles
  • Occlusive band
  • Burn dressings
  • Sterile dressings 10×14
  • Bandages
  • Non-woven adhesive tape
  • Clear Tegaderm
  • Sterile wipes
  • IV systems (for blood transfusion)
  • Laryngeal masks with combitubes (4, 5, & 6)
  • IntraBone Disposable Access Systems
  • Rubber hemostatic medical braids
  • Soft splint (SAM)
  • Elastic bands
  • soft gauze
  • Swabs and hemostatic patches
  • Compositions of crystalloids and colloids
  • PPE – gloves, masks and eye protection goggles
  • NPA or OPA face masks
  • Tactical bags
  • Pill boxes
  • Tracheostomy kits

Items will be collected for another week until Sunday, March 13 at these drop-off points:

  • Cornerstone Mortgage, 1830 W. Mason St., Green Bay
  • Relyco, 1195 Scheuring Road, De Pere
  • St. Matthew Orthodox Church, 607 Ravenswood Dr., Green Bay
  • Becket’s Restaurant, 2 Jackson Street, Oshkosh
  • Winnebago Area Literacy Council inside the Oshkosh Public Library, 3rd Floor, 106 Washington Ave, Oshkosh
  • Thrivent Financial – Badgerland Group, W6929 Parkview Dr ste a, Greenville

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