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Please donate medical supplies, personal items to aid Ukrainian refugees

Esperanza Lutheran Church has initiated a short-term outreach ministry project to provide medical supplies and personal items to aid the refugees of the crisis in Ukraine. The project will start on Sunday, April 3, and continue for three weeks until Easter Monday, April 18.

All donated medical supplies will be collected by Esperanza and delivered to the Phoenix warehouse of Project C.U.R.E., the largest distributor of medical supplies and equipment to doctors and nurses serving those in need in more than 135 countries. They have responded with a priority plan to provide assistance to the more than 3 million Ukrainian refugees now in Eastern Europe.

Esperanza is not only providing support through prayer but also taking this action to help.

A list of durable and consumable medical items that Esperanza is collecting is listed below or can be found in the attached flyer.  This priority list was prepared in cooperation with the Director of Operations at the Project C.U.R.E. Phoenix warehouse.

We ask for your assistance by donating these important items in this relief effort. Your donation can be dropped off at the donation table in our courtyard outside of the Fellowship Hall.

More information: [email protected].

Peace to you.

Needs list for Ukraine

Durable goods

  • Backpacks, 10 x 19 x 14-inch approximate size. New preferred, used if laundered and clean.
  • Walkers and rollators.
  • Crutches and canes.
  • Wheelchairs (must have foot plates).

Consumable items

(With expiration date at least six-plus months from donation)

  • Diapers, all sizes.
  • Baby wipes.
  • Feminine supplies, such as tampons and pads.
  • Pain relievers, such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, Tylenol, aspirin.
  • Elastic wraps, including ACE bandage, standard 4-inch by 5 yards.
  • Hydrocortisone cream, 1 percent.
  • Saline eye drops.
  • White petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, in small container.
  • Antacid tablets.

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