As more crates of life-saving aid are delivered to Ukrainian hospitals, we at the Ukrainian National League of America continue to shout out to our partners, who have gone above and beyond to help.

NEW JERSEY – On March 23, Hunterdon Medical Center staff wore blue and yellow for work. Yet it was not just their outfits that showed their support of the Ukrainian cause. In the past few weeks, employees individually raised money, contributing to the $70,000 Hunterdon Healthcare raised to purchase medical supplies, medications, and equipment including ventilators, and portable defibrillators.

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The very same day, these supplies were transported from Hunterdon Medical Center to a Meest-America warehouse in Port Reading. From there aid will head to Poland, which serves as the staging point to distribute the donations to affected areas across Ukraine.

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Patrick Gavin, President and CEO, with Natalia Pawlenko, UNWLA President.

Part of the donated funds was used to offset shipping costs. Patrick Gavin, President and CEO, personally delivered a check for $25,000 to Natalia Pawlenko, UNWLA President.

“We know the hospitals in Ukraine are being impacted and we needed to act quickly. This donation was made possible because of the generous support from our physicians, employees, and community who wanted to help the people in Ukraine.  These medical supplies are needed most and will help save lives,” stated Mr. Gavin.

Hunterdon Healthcare is participating in a statewide collaborative effort, launched by the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America together with the New Jersey Hospital Association. New Jersey hospitals are sending more than 250 pallets of medical supplies and equipment and 40,000 doses of medications to Ukraine as the humanitarian crisis grows.