Stamford-based Americares sending 3 tons of medication, provides to Ukraine border

Three tons of medication and provides shall be shipped to the border of Ukraine and Poland by Stamford-based Americares within the subsequent few days.

In a information convention with state officers, Americares defined the necessity for on-the-ground help for Ukrainians fleeing their nation.

The nonprofit says the eight shipments it is at present constructing encompass medical provides for wounds, IV options, antibiotics and different objects.

Gov. Ned Lamont expressed the significance of offering help in a time of disaster.

“We have now huge refugee points throughout the Polish border. That is the place Americares is – they’re coordinating daily to supply the most effective help, medical help and I actually hope you keep in mind what they’re doing. They’re proper right here in Connecticut,” Lamont stated.

Americares says there may be at present an emergency medical staff on standby prepared to reply when wanted.

Lamont stated Connecticut previously has taken in refugees and if the time comes, the state will settle for refugees from Ukraine.

“We took refugees from Afghanistan when there was want,” he stated. “If there is a want for Ukraine as properly, we’ll do the fitting factor. We have now a major Ukrainian inhabitants in Connecticut already. New Britain, Stamford, Hartford, I consider, and we’ll do the fitting factor.”

There aren’t any present plans to absorb Ukrainian refugees.

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