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Monroe County residents and officials team up to help Ukraine residents, all types of donations are welcome



Rochester, New York – Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, many people around the world decided to donate and help the Ukrainian people who are going through times in the last couple of weeks.

Americans are among those helping Ukraine and its residents. People across the country organized dozens of donations actions all in effort to support millions of Ukrainians who are displaced from their homes or are still stranded in the areas most hit by the Russian forces.

Monroe County officials team up with the local community and organized a donation action to help and support the people of Ukraine with donating different kinds of goods.

Monroe County Executive, Adam Bello, and other local leaders announced today a number of new aid efforts, including donations of major emergency and medical gear.

In addition, area fire departments and ambulance services decided to donate turnout gear, firefighting and other equipment.

“Shortly after the attacks began on Feb. 24, I met with members of RocMaidan and other leaders of the local Ukrainian community to learn how we could help. As a result, we initiated an unprecedented mobilization of ambulance services, fire companies and others so we could pool our efforts. I thank RocMaidan, American Medical Response, Monroe Ambulance and our area fire companies and first responders for joining together to provide this important humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine.” said Bello.

RocMaidan also announced they are setting up donation bins asking the local community to join and help donation medical and hygiene supplies. These donations bins can be found at multiple DMV locations and at the county office building.

Here are the locations of these bins if you would like to donate:

  • Monroe County Office Building, 39 W. Main Street
  • Rochester, 200 E. Main Street
  • Greece, 152 Greece Ridge Center Drive
  • Henrietta, 2199 E. Henrietta Road
  • Irondequoit, 545 Titus Avenue

“Every day we hear from our family and friends in Ukraine of the need for these lifesaving items. The regime that invades Ukraine is evil, but the good will and support around the world, and here in Monroe County, lets the people of Ukraine know they are not alone in their fight against tyranny.” President of RocMaidan, Volodymyr Pavyluk said.