Three men from Metro Atlanta help Ukraine
“It was really like a breath of fresh air because we realized that the collaboration that we can put in place can really bring significant value to local needs in Ukraine,” said Zernoveanu.
Over the past few months, through fundraising and community connections, the men have been able to successfully send medical supplies and thousands of ready-to-eat meals to 14 hospitals in Ukraine. The fundraiser also allowed the men to pay for supplies that will be transported by Delta and UPS.
The cost of each transport varies, but is usually between $17,000 and $25,000, Zernoveanu said.
Hospitals have requested several items, including pediatric incubators, surgical drill sets, wound care supplies and respiratory supplies, Brand said. Hospitals also need medicine, which is a little harder to send due to restrictions and expiry dates, Zernoveanu said.
The men not only sent items, but Morsberger also traveled to Ukraine this month to show support and hand-deliver essential medical supplies to three hospitals. Morsberger delivered three Stryker surgical drills, which cost around $12,000 each, to a hospital in Kyiv.
“I was amazed at the unity of the Ukrainian people and their willingness to work together,” Morsberger said. “I mean, they are one, and they are determined to win.”