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Naperville groups join forces to send medical supplies to Ukraine

NAPERVILLE, IL – Five Naperville-area organizations have joined together to help raise funds to send medical supplies to Ukraine.

The Naperville Sister Cities Commission worked with the city’s Chamber of Commerce, Edward-Elmhurst Health, KidsMatter and Marquette Companies to provide medical supplies to refugees fleeing parts of Ukraine. Now they are focused on delivering these supplies to military hospitals in Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv.

“Members of the Naperville Sister Cities Commission watched the ongoing military invasion of Ukraine with the same shock and helplessness as many in Naperville and around the world,” said Patty Gustin, Naperville City Councilwoman and Representative of the Commission, in a press release.

Gustin added: “As this ongoing humanitarian crisis evolves, we know one thing will remain in the days and week ahead.[s]. The Ukrainians need our help.”

Sister Cities Commissioner Peter Foyo, who is an honorary adviser to Ukraine, said in a press release: “We have already started sending materials, but every day we receive requests for additional help. Every little bit helps us secure what we desperately need. . Please give all you can.

Funds donated to the effort will help provide bandages, gloves, gowns, ultrasound equipment, scalpels, defibrillators and other items that will be used to help treat injured soldiers. Click on the link to donate to help Ukraine.

Joan J. Dean

The author Joan J. Dean