Two Mass. women travel to Ukraine border to deliver medical supplies
BOSTON, MASS. (WLNE)- Two Massachusetts women with Ukrainian roots are making a special delivery to war-torn Ukraine.
Ulana Nosal and Terry Reid hopped on a plane to Poland, and plan to deliver six duffle bags filled with medical supplies to help refugees, on behalf of the Sunflower of Peace Organization.
The North Attleboro and Walpole natives say it is a personal mission for them.
Nosal came to the U.S. from Ukraine when she was 12-years-old and Reids’s Grandmother is from Ukraine.
“I’ve been preparing for this, it’s what I’ve been taught to do, I don’t know how to do anything differently than to fight in some way,” says Reid.
Once they arrive in Poland, the two woman will drive hours and take the supplies directly to the border.
“Surrounding countries, their depleting their product and some are even fearing that they’re going to run out,” says Nosal.
With generous donations, they plan to then pick up families from the border, feed them, and help to find housing.
Nosal and Reid said they had to take action to help Ukrainians and are grateful to all who have helped.
“The money just started coming,” Nosal said. “Our Venmos are exploding and people truly want to help.”
If you would like to donate to help with housing you can donate to the Ukrainian American Youth Association Boston via Venmo @CYM-Boston.