Muscatine to Donate Ambulances to Ukraine
In a time when shortages of everything from baby formula to patience seem to become more common every day, one Eastern Iowa town has an important surplus of something it's going to be putting to good use on another side of the globe.
With COVID-19 continuing, gas prices soaring and only getting higher, a drastic baby formula shortage, and other supply chain issues at the top of our minds, not to mention mass school shootings at the forefront, there are so many things keeping Americans concerned. Another thing we're trying not to forget is that battle taking place on another side of the globe, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues.
The Eastern Iowa community of Muscatine has announced that, unlike many of their counterparts, they have a surplus of ambulance trucks, and their city council has agreed unanimously to donate them to first responders in Ukraine.
KCRG says there are two ambulances that will be sent to Ukraine, via Chicago, and they are said to be setting out at 7:30 a.m. today (Thursday). The ambulances are being donated through a group called the United Medical Association of North America (UMANA).
Discover Muscatine says about seven ambulances are being damaged every day in Ukraine and more than 110 altogether.
There are a number of ways we here in Iowa can help the citizens of Ukraine who continue to deal with attacks on their homeland. To see what you can do from where you are, with what you have, keep scrolling.