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Relief efforts continue as war in Ukraine surpasses 100 days

Donations of medical, hygiene, non-perishable food items and monetary donations are still being collected in Guelph
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The war in Ukraine has surpassed 100 days, and relief efforts are still going strong across southern Ontario.

The Taras Bulba Ukraine Support 2022 Charity has been has been sending shipments of medical supplies, non-perishable food items, and hygiene products to the war-torn country.

In support of the organization, the First Steps School Age Centre in Guelph (55 Delhi Street) has become a donation drop-off site.

"We are urgently looking for non-perishable food items. We are also focusing on looking for first aid kits, tourniquets, gauze, and hospital supplies. There are a lot of injured people from missile attacks. Hygiene supplies as well," said Stefan Sobolewski, founder of the charity.

The organization is also looking for non-lethal military equipment, including tactical boots, gloves, as well as camouflage shirts and pants.

Sobolewski noted that the next shipment would be sent out on June 18, but the deadline for donations will be June 16 at 9 p.m. 

The First Steps School Age Centre is accepting donations Monday through Friday between 9-10 a.m. or from 1-2 p.m. Donations must be in a box and labelled "for Ukraine."

Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie took to Twitter to spread the word, and asked the community help fill those shipping containers. 

To donate, you can contact Sobolewski via email at: tarasbulba2022@hotmail.com or by phone at 905-906-7979. 

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