Helena woman returning to Ukraine to bring medical supplies
A woman from a Helena-based charity said she is en route once again to war-torn Ukraine to provide medical aid.
Valerie Hellermann said in an email Monday night that Hands on Global has a team of five planning to meet in Budapest, Hungary. She departed Tuesday.
They will be met by a Ukrainian driver and taken to the Slovakia -Ukraine border and cross there, she said.
“We are delivering trauma equipment and limb-saving orthopedic hardware to four trauma surgeons at four trauma hospitals,” Hellermann said in an email. “We will be doing some wound care clinics at two trauma hospitals.”
She said she received six boxes on Monday, which she said was the last delivery of supplies.
Valerie Hellermann of Hands On Global
Phil Drake, Independent Record
“I spent the day packing and repacking four-50 lb bags from me alone,” Hellermann said, adding she hoped the airline would waive some of the shipping costs.
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Helena-based Hands On Global Inc. provides basic health care, mostly in remote underserved areas and refugee camps.