JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Ballad Health CEO and President Alan Levine announced Monday that the health system will donate supplies to Ukraine’s front lines of defense.
According to a Levine’s tweet threadmedical supplies and medicine will be donated to the Ukrainian war effort in the hope that material support “will get to the front lines quickly where they are needed”.
“The images we have at @BalladHealth seeing women’s and children’s hospitals bombed in Ukraine, knowing that sick children – some with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses – cannot receive basic health care and comfort care,” Levine said. “The fact that much-needed doctors and nurses are being killed, and the sight of families and elderly people fleeing their homes as they are shot and bombarded is too difficult to watch without taking action.”
Levine’s statements are currently the only details regarding the donation, and a media spokesperson for Ballad Health shared his statement with News Channel 11 when asked for more details about the efforts.
For those who want to contribute alongside the system, Levine said individual donations to causes on the ground are best.
“We certainly encourage anyone who feels the same way to donate to the Red Cross, Samaritan’s Purse or any organization that they are confident will get their resources where they do the most good,” said Levine.