Fairfield Ukrainian club seeks medical supplies, baby clothes

FAIRFIELD — As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues into its third week, combat is regularly taking place in and around the country’s cities and suburbs. That means civilians are increasingly among the casualties.

In an effort to help in any way possible, the Ukrainian American Club in Fairfield is asking supporters to donate medical supplies and baby items such as infant clothing.

Carol Gudzik, a club member, said people in Ukraine need medical supplies the most in addition to the military supplies that many nations, including the United States, have provided.

The club is hosting a donation drive March 19 at its location on 279 Kings Dr. from noon to 3 p.m.

“What we’re trying to stress the most right now is the medical supplies,” Gudzik said. “We’re getting the baby coats and the sweaters. And it’s the medical supplies right now that we need.”

The club is asking for basic medical supplies such as asprin, and first aid kits. Clothes and food is also a need in Ukraine, especially among the country’s mothers. According to the World Health Organization, the country is now running low on medical supplies, especially oxygen and equipment to address pregnancy complications.

Gudzik said the community is answering the call and donating the supplies that are most in need.