Elm Terrace donates walkers and wheelchairs to Ukrainian refugees


LANSDALE — Elm Terrace Gardensa senior care community in Lansdale, is doing its part to help those in need in Ukraine.

Staff and residents of Elm Terrace join the relief effort of the United Ukrainian American Relief Committee to help Ukrainian refugees, by depositing medical equipment at a collection site in the canton of Hatfield.

Elm Terrace provides over a dozen wheelchairs, over 20 canes, over 30 walkers, over 10 dressers, shower chairs, carts, rollators, bed rails, cushions and medical supplies, the center said on Friday, adding that “Elm Terrace Gardens is proud to be able to help with humanitarian relief and pray for those affected by recent events.

The Township of Hatfield hosts a collection site at its administration building, 1950 School Road in Hatfield, for the United Ukrainian American Relief Committee’s collection campaign, and those with items to drop off can do so from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 14. 17 and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on March 18.

All donated items will then be routed to Presentation of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of Our Lord in Towamencin, where UUARC will then organize and send the donations to those in need during fundraising events from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 12 and 19.

Necessary items include medical supplies with a minimum expiration date of nine months; hygiene articles such as bar soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors and women’s sanitary products; infant formula, diapers and wipes; panties for adults and underwear for patients; mobility aids, including wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches and bedside dressers; household linen, including towels, sheets and blankets; hand warmers and foot warmers; knee pads; newly wrapped underwear and socks; and garbage bags.

Donations can also be done online at https://www.uuarc.org/ or by mailing a check to United Ukrainian American Relief Committee, Inc., 1206 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111 with “Humanitarian Relief – War in Ukraine” included in the memo section of the check.

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