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Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine: First Aid Supply Drive at the Madison Area YMCA Sees Community-Wide Response

April 5, 2022

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Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine: First Aid Supply Drive at the Madison Area YMCA 
Sees Community-Wide Response 

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Caption 1:
 Vice President of Human Resources Kathy Martini and Associate Director, Human Resources Operations Christina Greene of the Madison Area YMCA helped sort hundreds of donated items prior to packaging for shipment. 

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Caption 2: To sort through all the generous donations from the community, Madison Area YMCA volunteers moved outdoors to multiple tables on the Keep Street patio. 

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Caption 3: Jennifer Wilson packed boxes with donated diapers and wipes.

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Caption 4: Madison Area YMCA Special Events & Community Outreach Coordinator Nixie Castello and Associate Director of Gymnastics Jackie Morris-Estrada assembled boxes for volunteers to fill with medical and first aid supplies. 

(Madison, NJ) – March 25, 2022 – In response to the recent invasion in Ukraine, and in partnership with the Ukrainian Orthodox Holy Ascension Cathedral in Clifton, the Madison Area YMCA hosted a drive for first aid supplies that are in critical need from March 14-21. Our community heard the call for aid and responded generously! A team of volunteers packed donated items including first aid supplies, medicines, diapers, clothing essentials including underwear and socks, toiletries and more. Twenty-four packed boxes and over a dozen cases of diapers were passed on to the Ukrainian Orthodox Holy Ascension Cathedral for direct delivery to Ukraine. 

As a mission-driven charitable organization and community wellness center, the Madison Area YMCA is dedicated to nurturing the potential of our youth, providing a safe space for teens, improving the community’s health and well-being, and giving back by providing support to our neighbors. For more information about financial assistance or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit our website at