The seed has been planted, so to speak.
Shirley Madsen’s SunflowersforUkraine.ca initiative is moving forward with great success, and she continues to call on groups, clubs, and organizations to register their sunflower gardens by Wednesday, April 20. She may be able to supply groups who register before then with free seeds, she says.
But as she works on her sunflower garden project, she is reaching out with a personal request for readers, she says. “I have had a request from a cousin who is now helping the army in Ukraine. I have been asked to see if I can get medical supplies shipped to him. MEEST courier in Etobicoke under their humanitarian program is letting individuals ship two boxes per person per day, with a maximum 30 kg at $5 per kg and is still delivering to the area where the need is, north of Lviv, Ukraine,” says Madsen. “They are in need of the following. Should anyone have any of these items to donate or would like to donate funds so these items can be purchased and then shipped, your support would be appreciated: • Tourniquets to stop bleeding • Penrose drains Xray opaque 18” x 1/4” (45.72 cm x 0.64 cm) • Absorbent dressings with superabsorber 10×10 cm / 4X4” • Non-adhesive foam film dressing and non adhesive foam 6 X 6” (15 cm X 15 cm) • Cohesive bandages (6 cm X 20 m) Items or cash donations can be dropped off at The NOTL Local, 1596 Four Mile Creek Rd. (across the street from the town hall) Tuesday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.