As the war in Ukraine rages on, more and more innocent civilians are being displaced. Massive refugee waves are now hitting eastern Europe shores. The situation is even more dire inside Ukraine with daily news revealing the magnitude of human suffering. Here in North Shore News we have covered the efforts of the different cities to assist the Ukrainian population but it is interesting to see that sometimes the efforts of a single citizen can move a whole town.
Such is the case of a Mr. Paul Kolesnik, a citizen of Rosemère of Ukrainian origin, at the initiative of whom the City of Rosemère is offering its support in the organization of a medicine donation drive to help the Ukrainian people. This collection of medical goods will be held at the library and at Town Hall during regular business hours. All goods collected will go directly to the Ukrainian Church of Montreal, which will follow up with the country. Citizens are invited to drop off the following items in the bins provided:
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– Elastic bandages
– First aid kits
– Hemostatic tourniquets
– Anti-burn bandages
– Healing bandages
– Hemostatic powder
– Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Tylenol baby), ibuprophen (Advil), naproxen (Aleve) or acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin extra strength) tablets
– Alcohol solutions or other disinfectants (SWAT, CAT)
– Medical masks
– Endogastric and nasogastric tubes
– Antihistamines (Benadryl, Allergy, Claritin, Zyrtec, Xyzall)
– Antibiotic gels and scar care (Polysporin)
– Baby products (pacifiers, bottles, Zincofax cream, diapers, wipes)
To make a monetary donation, residents can do so through the Red Cross: https://www.redcross.ca/
The city of Rosemère through its official website congratulated Mr. Kolesnik who, after learning about similar actions taken by the City of Bois-des-Filion, took the initiative to do the same in his own town.