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Catholic Health ships $300K in medical supplies to Ukraine; Bishop appeals for cash donations

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With Russia’s war raging in Ukraine and millions of people displaced from their homes or cut off from clean water, food, electricity and medical care — Catholic Health has stepped up to help.

Earlier this month, Catholic Health donated more than $300,000 worth of needed medical supplies and pharmaceuticals to the U.S. Ukraine Foundation.

This humanitarian effort is in collaboration with other providers of the Greater New York Hospital Association, an announcement reads.

“Always guided by our Catholic Health mission and core values, we walk in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and pray for a swift and peaceful resolution to this violent and unwarranted incursion,” said Catholic Health President and CEO Patrick O’Shaughnessy.  “We are particularly mindful of our patients and their loved ones as well as our colleagues of Ukrainian descent, offering our prayers and sympathies.”

In addition, Bishop John Barres of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, has authorized a voluntary special collection across Long Island parishes.

Catholic Health encourages those who would like to support this effort to mail donations directly to the diocese. 

Checks should be made out to the Diocese of Rockville Centre, with the memo line reading Ukraine collection. Funds will be sent by the diocese to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to provide food and shelter to Ukrainians most impacted by the war, according to the announcement.

The address is 50 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre, NY, 11571.

Photo: Ukrainian refugees walk along vehicles lining-up to cross the border from Ukraine into Moldova, at Mayaky-Udobne crossing border point near Mayaky-Udobne, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)