First responders gather surplus supplies, equipment for Ukraine

Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

HEATHSVILLE—A humanitarian effort in Northumberland County will help victims more than 5,000 miles away in Ukraine.

First responders with Mid-County Volunteer Rescue Squad, Northumberland County Volunteer Rescue Squad (Burgess) and the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office pooled resources to donate an estimated $60,000 worth of medical supplies for victims of the war in Ukraine. The supplies were loaded into two LifeCare Medical Transport vans last week at Mid-County’s squad building in Heathsville and taken to LifeCare’s headquarters in Fredericksburg. According to LifeCare president and chief executive officer Kevin Dillard, LifeCare will coordinate with the military to have the supplies flown to Poland then driven from there to the Ukraine.

“EMS systems from across the country have been joining together….

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