May 10, 2022
Contact: Lindsi Mailler
CITY OF EASTHAMPTON COLLECTING DONATIONS FOR UKRAINE
Easthampton, MA - Beginning Monday, May 9, 2022, there will be two donation boxes set up in the City to support the mission and message of standing in solidarity with Ukraine. One donation box will be located in the City Clerk’s Office of City Hall, and the other box will be located in the Public Safety Complex. Items donated will then be delivered to the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ludlow, MA. Residents wishing to drop off donations directly to the church located at 45 Newbury St. Ludlow, MA, and leave them at the collection bin in front of the church.
There is an urgent need for the following supplies:
- Water Purification tablets; straws
- Medical Supplies: CAT Tourniquets; Combat First Aid Kits, or Trauma First Aid Kits, Bandages (all sizes); Bleed Stop Medications; Pain Relief Medicine; etc.
- Ready to eat foods or snacks: MREs; oatmeal; caned food; peanut butter; granola bars; protein bars; etc. The expiration date must be at least 3 month's out or further from today's date, per shipping company guidelines.
- Hygiene Products: wet/baby wipes; toothbrushes; toothpaste; soap; deodorant; hair combs/brushes; etc.
- Clothing: baby clothes; kids clothes, socks for kids and adults. All clothing must be new per shipping company guidelines. The church is currently not shipping any adult clothes, so please NO adult clothing at this time.
- Military: eye protection glasses; earplugs; solar battery packs; foldable walkers; walking canes; crutches; foldable/collapsible stretchers; night vision equipment.
Other ways to donate:
- Monetary Donations: The church is also collecting monetary funds to help offset the cost of shipping, buying specific items that are needed, and sending money to Ukraine. If you would like to donate any amount, please make a check payable to Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, and in the memo write "Ukraine Aid". Please mail payment to 45 Newbury St. Ludlow, MA 01056. If you would like to donate cash, please contact the church at (413) 583-2140 and they will coordinate a time to meet with you.
- Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/N6MJ1D9U64IH?ref_=wl_share
Church address for shipping if it does not auto-populate: Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church 45 Newbury Street Ludlow, MA 01056
100% of donations go directly to Ukraine in the areas where they are needed. The parish works directly with hospitals, orphanages, refugee camps, military, and families in Ukraine. To stay current with donation processes; items needed; shipment/delivery progress; and other news related to Ukraine, please follow the church Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/StsPeterPaulUkrainianCatholicChurch/