Thanks, Danielle Belec for this share.
This past week, the deputy chief of our local Collingwood Fire Department gave permission to residents and businesses of Collingwood and surrounding areas to drop off specific and much needed medical supplies for Ukraine at the front entrance of the Collingwood Fire Station at 45 High Street.
In short, Collingwood’s Fire Department is now a drop-off center for Ukrainian medical supplies in Collingwood!
I think it is of acute importance to get this message out to our communities as soon as we can, and as much as we can over the next weeks and months. So we are calling on the
supportI think it is of acute importance to get this message out to our communities as soon as we can, and as much as we can over the next weeks and months. So we are calling on the support of everyone, along with your incredible dedication and love of this town, to succeed in this urgent effort.
This drive for Ukraine donations was started by Collingwood resident, Andrew Tereshyn. Norian Goegan then picked up the initiative (having seen Andew’s post on social media). Norina has solicited my help because of my previous efforts in collecting food for our Collingwood food banks during the early days of Covid. At the time, One Collingwood Food Drive, along with eleven volunteers, raised $10,000 cash and $5000 in food for the Salvation Army and St. Vincent’s Emergency Food Bank in Collingwood! Let’s do this again only better. Food Drive, along with eleven volunteers, raised $10,000 cash and $5000 in food for the Salvation Army and St. Vincent’s Emergency Food Bank in Collingwood! Let’s do this again only better.
In lieu of supplies, donations will be accepted via cheque, cash or online to the charity Canada Ukraine Foundation at https://www.cufoundation.ca/ Checks and cash can also be dropped off at the fire station.
VERY IMPORTANT: Donations must be MEDICAL SUPPLIES
Here is the much needed list of medical supplies and medicines that have been requested.
Trauma Kits / Emergency First Aid and Medical Backpacks
Wound Dressings; Occlusive Dressings / Bandages (seals the wound)
Hemostatic Dressings and Bandages
Celox-A or Quikclot Gauze and Dressings (blood stopping kits)
Resuscitators and Ambu bags
Elastic Bandages, Medical tape, patches
Scissors, Medical Shears and Gloves
Nasopharyngeal airway (airway, tube)
Air Release System needle decompression kit (ARS needle Systems)
Hard neck collar with size adjustment
Pain and fever relief – Tylenol, Advil, Motrin
Anti-nausea meds (Emodium, Gravol, Pepto-Bismol
Sore throat lozenges
Antibiotic ointment (Polysporin)
Allergy medicine (Claritin, Aerius)
Betadine / povidone iodine
Hydrogen peroxide 3% v/v
Isopropyl alcohol / Ethanol 70%