Pelham Rotary Club joins others sending medical goods to Ukraine


Published December 1, 2022 at 9:51 am

Area Rotarians in front of cartons of medical supplies are shown here at a St. Catharines warehouse. (All Photos: Rotary Club of Fonthill)

Much in the same vein as “it takes a village to raise a child,” it takes a lot of Rotary Clubs to help with a war-time effort.

The Rotary Club of Fonthill was one of over 70 Rotaries in Southern Ontario and Western New York to come together in a joint effort to get as many medical supplies and first aid kits to Ukraine as possible.

Fortunately, the local groups connected with another in the war-torn country able to receive the goods – the Rotary Club of Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine.

In the end, the group effort saw a total of over $169,000 of relief supplies including 500 Trauma Kits, 50 Hygiene kits, medical equipment, supplies and bandages were sent and distributed in areas of Ukraine.

Rotary District 7090 Foundation Chair Sandi Chard of St. Catharines spoke during a recent District meeting, saying, “Southern Ontario and Western New York Rotary Clubs were extremely supportive and worked together to secure products and helped with packing and shipping of the much-needed equipment.”

“Five pallets carrying medical and humanitarian supplies were delivered safely to the Rotary Club of Ivano-Frankivsk to handle proper dispersion of all supplies.”

Rotarians from Lockport, New York and Fonthill in Pelham are shown here, packing first aid kits.
Rotarians packing in St. Catharines warehouse

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