Supplies will be sent to Poland and then transported to Ukrainian medical facilities treating thousands of citizens fleeing war zones.
Jacksonville, Fla., April 13, 2022 – Baptist Health contributed 200 pallets of medical supplies worth more than $500,000 to Ukraine relief efforts organized by the Living Stream Church, multiple Jacksonville Rotary Clubs, Rotary International District 6970, and Global Outreach Charter Academy.
Global Outreach Charter Academy was founded by Ukrainian immigrants in 2009, with a mission to expose Jacksonville students to various languages and cultures. It currently serves 1,500 students in the Arlington area. Living Stream Church’s congregation is primarily composed of Ukrainian nationals who immigrated to the United States seeking religious asylum two decades ago after the fall of the USSR.
The medical supplies will be sent to Ukraine and distributed to medical facilities treating Ukrainian citizens fleeing war zones.
“We have all watched with sadness the pain and suffering of Ukrainian people over the past weeks. Baptist Health is honored to help the medical teams who are working tirelessly to treat their patients under very trying circumstances. Our prayers are with them,” said Michael A. Mayo, DHA, FACHE, president and CEO, Baptist Health.
Rick Tresmond, vice president and supply chain officer, added, “We are pleased to support these relief efforts for Ukraine. Our hearts are with the medical teams and the brave volunteers ensuring these items reach their destination.”
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