On Sunday, Dec 21, in the auditorium of St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church people could get acquainted and make donations to purchase Individual First Aid Kits (IFAK) – best known First Aid Kits that have proved their effectiveness in various conflict areas around the world where saved many lives.
Presentation started with a short movie “Batalyon 24” (part of “The War is Now” International Project) by a Polish Journalist Bianca Zalevska, who was wounded in Donbass. Please take 15 minutes of your time to see how these 20 year old fearless people talk about their reasons and motives to stay on a battlefield as long as Ukraine needs it. Special thanks to Oksana Platonova and Christina Katrakis for coordination this project in Canada and around the globe.
As some people may know, Marko Suprun of Winnipeg together with his wife Ulana volunteered on the Maidan front lines last year. Suddenly, Ulana, a radiologist from Manhattan, found herself using her medical training to tend to the wounded. She speaks about IFAK in this movie (no subs):
Some photos from the event:
Each Kit costs $100, during the event funds for more than 30 kits were raised. Let’s all pray they save at least one life….
Campaign has just been started by UCC-MPC and everyone who are willing to help Ukrainian soldiers are welcome to send checks to Ukrainian Canadian Congress Manitoba Provincial Council, 777 Pritchard Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R2X 0E8
More info about IFAK: http://patriotdefence.org/