“The City of Naperville has donated an ambulance to Ukraine. So today is the launching day where it begins its journey to Ukraine. So many people have been helping out to get this to occur. Council leader Patty Gustin, as well as the Sister Cities Commission and Rotary Clubs in Naperville,” said Pat Merryweather-Arges, Foundation Coordinator for Rotary International.

The ambulance, loaded with medical supplies, began its journey at the Naperville Public Works building. It will eventually land in Baltimore Maryland, where it will then be shipped overseas to make its way to Ukraine. The initiative was launched in part due to the proximity of Nitra, Slovakia, one of Naperville’s sister cities, to Ukraine. The Sister Cities Commission teamed up with other organizations in the area to launch a donation drive for medical supplies to help those impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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