Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County has had the privilege of contributing to a humanitarian effort sending durable medical equipment and supplies to Ukraine. We are humbled and touched by this opportunity, which came through the efforts of the City of Ellsworth to do something in support of the people experiencing the incredible crisis in their homeland.

HVHC receives donations of used equipment such as crutches, canes, wheelchairs, unopened packages of adult disposable briefs, etc., and gives them out free of charge to those who can use them, and these types of things are included in the City of Ellsworth’s support for Ukraine collection efforts, so we jumped on board, and within the hour, were visited by representatives of the City with their truck.

The supplies will be shipped to Ukraine by Nu Day, an organization providing emergency humanitarian and medical supplies to the region, and will be shipped out of Derry, New Hampshire next week. On Friday, March 11, Nu Day sent two 40-foot shipping containers full of supplies out of Derry through a partnership with the City of Dover, NH. Ellsworth representatives will be driving a Penske truck with supplies from here to Derry in a similar effort as was conducted in partnership with the City of Dover.

Pictured are Janna Richards (center) and Steve Joyal of the City of Ellsworth, and Beverly Lamoureux, Office Manager with Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County. We send these few things, with our hearts and prayers, to the people of Ukraine!