Affected by the war in Ukraine, a couple from Drummondville launched an appeal for donations to support the population victim of the Russian invasion.
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Èlena Talisman and Olksandr Bezverkhnii say they have the necessary contacts to bring donations intended for civilians and combatants to their destination.
Since Wednesday, the comings and goings have been constant in a small room graciously lent by the company Celtheq. People come to drop off equipment to help the Ukrainians.
For now, some products are more important than others, such as hygiene or pharmaceutical products, medicines, bandages, first aid kits or even warm underwear.
Relatives of the couple are still stuck in the city of Kharkov, besieged by the Russian army.
From a distance, the couple wants to support them in their own way.
Elena has been on paid leave since the invasion began. Her employer, Annexair, donated $5,000 to support her cause.
The company that manufactures ventilation equipment also organizes a collection from its 300 employees.
President and owner François Lemieux said he is in contact with other entrepreneurs in the region to give an even greater scope to this solidarity movement.
Settled in Quebec for only two years, the adopted Drummondville residents simply cannot believe all the affection shown to them by the population.