"Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing this letter asking for medical aid to Ukraine. The country has been crippled economically and politically as a result of Russian-backed war in the South-Eastern part of the country. There is overwhelming worldwide condemnation of the war as pirate, unjust action, however there has been little direct medical aid to the victims, both military and civilians.
Small community hospitals in the areas affected by war have turned to become front line hospitals accepting wounded soldiers and civilians. Those hospitals are severely undersupplied with frequent cutoffs of electric power, disruption in water flow and heating.
There is major shortage of the following items:
It is OK to collect items with expired dates (except medications for oral and parenteral use). We are collecting monetary donations to purchase portable X-ray machine for the operating rooms: in many front-line hospitals surgeons explore shrapnel wounds without image guidance. Collected aid will be donated directly to the Ukrainian hospitals through the Ukrainian Community of Western Pennsylvania (UCOWPA) with delivery supervision by the International Rehabilitation Center "Maidan Hospital."
The Ukrainian Community of Western Pennsylvania is a public charity exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, so your donations are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.
Read more about "Maidan Hospital" here.
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WAYS TO DONATE:
UCOWPA P.O. Box 13465, Pittsburgh, PA, 15243-3465
Thank you for your generous contribution!