Members of the Wayne State University School of Medicine community who wish to support Ukrainian citizens by donating medical supplies can do so through the Ukrainian American Michigan Crisis Response Committeean informal association of organizations and individuals formed in response to the escalating crisis inflicted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The association collects humanitarian and medical aid for civilians and children in Ukraine, said Oksana Dubrovski, a student at Wayne State University School of Medicine.
“Classmates, teachers and mentors expressed sympathy and outrage over the war,” she said.
Doubrovski is a Ukrainian-American and third-year medical student raised in Warren, Michigan, part of a large Ukrainian diaspora located in southeast Michigan. Her father was born in Ukraine and came to the United States in the 1990s. Her maternal grandparents came from Ukraine after World War II, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins still live in the west. from Ukraine.
“I was born into this community as the second generation daughter of World War II immigrants and the first generation daughter of an immigrant. I attended and graduated from the Metro Detroit School of Ukrainian Language and Culture on Saturdays for 11 years,” she said. “My youth was spent as an active member of the Ukrainian scout organization Plast. I am just one of a sea of culturally aware Ukrainian-Americans who want peace, security and a future they can be proud of. I will always do my part.
Supplies needed include:
Tactical Medical Backpacks
Combat application tourniquets
Israeli bandages (6 inches)
Halo occlusive stickers (analogs)
Hemostatic Celox rapid gauze (analogs) NON POWDER CELOX
Burntec hydrogen sticker (analogs)
All body armor, helmets, tactical knee pads and tactical goggles
Items are also available for donation through a Amazon Wishlist. Upon selection of the “Gift Registry” address, items will be shipped to the home of a committee volunteer.
For any questions, call Ukrainian American Michigan Crisis Response Committee hotlines at 313-920-9642, 313-920-8245 or 313-920-8959. For more information, including supply needs, resources, and answers to frequently asked questions, visit https://www.uacrisisresponse.org/
Local collection centers include:
Ukrainian Cultural Center (only accepting medical supplies and monetary donations), 26601 Ryan Road, Warren, MI 48091
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Motor City Church, 3668 Livernois Road, Troy, MI 48083
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: Sofiya Kulikovska, 248-275-4691