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Sunday , 29 May 2022

M.D. organizing collection of items for Ukraine

Short donation timeline necessary to make supply flight to Poland

 

The M.D. of Bonnyville is collecting needed supplies for United For Ukraine — an organization assisting Ukrainians fleeing their country due to the current conflict with Russia.

The M.D. has established five drop-off points in our region. Donations can be dropped off starting Tuesday, March 22 at:
1. M.D. Main Office, 4905-50 Ave. Bonnyville, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
2. Cold Lake South Fire Hall, 5207-55 St. Cold Lake, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
3. Ardmore School, 4801-48 St. Ardmore, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
4. Iron River School, Highway 55 Iron River, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
5. Glendon School, 5016-54 St. Glendon, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Donations will only be accepted until noon on Wednesday, March 23. This short timeline is to ensure the supplies are organized and packed in time for the flight to Poland, where non-government organizations (NGOs) will distribute to people in need. M.D. Peace Officers will deliver donations to the main collection site in Edmonton Wednesday evening.

Over two million Ukrainians have crossed the border into Poland since the conflict began, and need the following supplies:
• First Aid supplies
• pain medications
• baby and adult diapers
• feminine hygiene products
• deodorants
• oral hygiene products
• outdoor survival equipment
• new socks and underwear
• walking canes
• walkers and crutches

Please note — the donation centre can only accept the above items.

The province-wide collection is being organized by former premier Ed Stelmach and former MLA Thomas Lukaszuk, with the help of the Canadian Polish Historical Society. Polish Airlines (LOT) has donated the use of a plane, while Shell Canada has donated the jet fuel needed to make the flight.

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