April 15th, 2022 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and the Islip Town Board have partnered with Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in West Islip, to collect donations for the Ukrainian people affected by the ongoing conflict with Russia.
In a moment of luck, as Father Victor was meeting with Supervisor Carpenter, a teacher from Mattlin Middle School arrived at Town Hall with a van packed to the brim with donations. The Town had received word that same day from Howard B. Mattlin Middle School, that students in the Plainview-Old Bethpage School District had already collected multiple boxes of items, and was looking to partner with a cause that could distribute those items to the Ukrainian people. Through the Town’s partnership with the Church, these collected items will be sent directly to the victims of this crisis.
“The outpouring of residents in our community looking to assist the Ukrainian people displaced by the invasion has been immense and heartwarming. This crisis has shown the humanity in the residents not just here in the Town of Islip, but our neighboring communities as well. People want to help, and this is great way to show support,” said Islip Supervisor, Angie Carpenter. “A special thank you to the students and teachers of the Plainview-Old Bethpage School District and Mattlin Middle School, who worked hard to collect so many items and joined us in this wonderful cause,” added the Supervisor.
While many have donated clothes and other necessities, there is a desperate need for medical equipment and first aid products. Requested items for donation include Bleed Stop, First Aid Kits and tourniquets. Monetary donations to aide Ukrainian victims and refugees are also accepted, and can be made payable to Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Item Donations can be brought to either of the two official drop off locations located at Islip Town Hall, 655 Main St., and Higbie Ln. Community Center, 90 Higbie Ln. Checks should be mailed to Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Church of West Islip, 64 Higbie Ln. West Islip, NY 11795.
“Our community has a strong history of rising to the occasion to provide aid to causes where need was essential. We are so proud to live among such generous neighbors, and we thank you for joining us once again to support this humanitarian cause,” the Supervisor added.