Duxbury Holds Medical Supply Drive For Ukrainian Humanitarian Crisis

Photo: WBZ NewsRadio / Brooke McCarthy

DUXBURY (WBZNewsRadio) - Olena Bethoney, a Duxbury resident from Ukraine, said she knew she needed to do something to help in the on-going Humanitarian Crisis created after Russian invaded Ukraine weeks ago.

"Even saving just one human life, and I feel with all these medical supplies we are saving not just one but dozens of people." She tells WBZ's Brooke McCarthy.

Bethoney organized a medical supply drive at St. Paul of Nazarene, where members of the public could drop off items like thermometers, first-aid supplies like bandages and gauze, and medicines like ibuprofen.

In anyone would like to donate or contribute, Bethoney says they should reach out to the Ukrainian Cultural Center of New England. This Saturday, March 26th, the group is hosting a "Belarus Freedom Day" celebration on the Boston Common, described as a day for Belarusians of Boston and New England to gather and show their support to Ukraine and commemorate Belarusian Freedom Day, which has been celebrated as Independence Day since the early 1920s.

There will be a large fundraising campaign for Ukraine at the event, which runs from 1 p.m. through 3 p.m.

WBZ's Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports

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