A Big Ukrainian Thank You to Oxford County

A member of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress has thanked Oxford County Council for donating an ambulance to the Ambulances for Ukraine project.

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress has officially thanked the county of Oxford for donating an ambulance to the Ambulances for Ukraine project.

Coordinator of the Ukrainian Appeal John Holuk presented a plaque to Warden David Mayberry at the council meeting this morning.

He says the Ambulances for Ukraine project began in 2015, as a result of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

"In some regions up to 60 or 70 percent of the ambulance fleets have been destroyed and the medical system has been decimated. This is a piece of the process to help rebuild their medical capacity."

Four Canadian ambulances were originally sent to the Ukraine in 2015. The project expanded in 2016, allowing 10 more ambulances including the one from Oxford to be sent over.

Holuk is very thankful for all of the ambulance donations.

"Without the support of organizations like Oxford County and a Paramedic Services, we would not be able to do the work that we do. We're very appreciative and I know the recipients in Ukraine are extremely appreciative of the support they receive from Canada."

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