- School Health Donates CAT Tourniquets for Ukrainian Relief
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. – In May, School Health Corporation originally matched a donation of $1,000 to the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA). This helped supply 83 CAT torniquets for soldiers in combat in Ukraine. However, since the initial donation, School Health has facilitated an additional $10,000 order to those fighting in the Ukrainian conflict.
“Whenever human lives are at stake, it is important to recognize the humanity in all of us and aid one another in times of urgency,” said Rob Rogers, School Health President. “Every little bit helps and even the smallest support and relief can be impactful and create awareness, especially in times of duress.”
When the war in Ukraine began, retired school nurse, Barbara Filer, RN, BSN, CSN, took immediate action. Every week, Filer would gather donations from various organizations in her community and deliver them to her local Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center. Filer contacted School Health Territory Manager, Joanne Nicholas, for torniquets, who then advised contact with the company’s Chief People Officer, Susan Rogers. With assistance from Susan, as well as Exhibit and Events Manager, Don Salvucci, and National Accounts Coordinator, Elena Perrone, Filer was able to get the supplies needed for Ukraine.
“School Health and my organization [UNWLA] has just saved the lives of 83 Ukrainian soldiers,” said Olga Mykhaylyuk, President of Philadelphia’s region of the UNWLA, where Filer donated the CAT torniquets. Currently, the UNWLA has raised over $200,000 for Ukrainian soldiers, doctors, and citizens.
“Not every company has the ability to provide relief, however, we can, and it is a beautiful effort to help mankind. As long as School Health is able to provide these services in the near future and beyond, we can continue to inspire a passion for helping and aiding others,” said Rob Rogers.
Founded in 1957, School Health Corporation has been dedicated to helping school-based health professionals in keeping their students healthy. As a national, full-service provider of health supplies and services, School Health’s comprehensive offering includes health supplies, sports medicine equipment, early childhood products, physical education, recreation and athletic products, and special needs aids. School Health goes beyond merely supplying products by also providing product support, training, advisory services, and exceptional customer care.
The Ukrainian National Women’s League of America is a nonprofit organization that has provided over $3,000,000 in educational, cultural, and social welfare projects since 1925. With over 1,600 members in 28 states, UNWLA’s goals are to inform the free world about events in Ukraine, spiritually and materially support the homeland, and promote the preservation of Ukrainian national identity, cultural heritage, and ethnic traditions in the United States. Visit Unwla.org to learn more.
The Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center (UECC) is a non-profit organization located in the suburbs of Philadelphia in Jenkintown, PA. Founded in 1980, UECC is a focal point of Ukrainian-American cultural life in the Delaware Valley. The objective of the UECC is to preserve and promote awareness of Ukrainian heritage throughout the community. The UECC houses over 30 community, educational, scholarly and professional organizations and a Ukrainian Library. Educational programs range from a nursery school to a twelve-year Saturday School that provides instruction in Ukrainian language, literature, history, geography, music and culture.