Hunterdon County Commissioner Board Director John E. Lanza and Commissioner Susan J. Soloway met with Father Orest Kunderevych, from St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hillsborough this week, to donate nearly 500 meals ready to eat (MRE’s) for distribution to the people of Ukraine who are under siege.
Director Lanza said, "Hunterdon County supports the Ukrainian people and is dedicated to helping with the Humanitarian Crisis. There are millions of people who are fleeing the Ukraine because of an unprovoked war and they are in desperate need of food, shelter and medical supplies.”
Director Lanza and Commissioner Soloway coordinated with the county's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Public Safety Department Head, Brayden Fahey, to provide the meals that will be distributed to the Ukrainian people.
Soloway, the Board’s Public Safety liaison, stated, “The MRE’s came from a surplus supply held by the Office of Emergency Management, and I am advised the county still has a sufficient supply for use in response to local emergencies.”
Hunterdon’s Commissioner Board is committed to sharing available resources with those who are helping in the crisis, such as St. Michael's Church.
Lanza added, “The Board stands by its commitment to ensuring that no county purchases are made of any products produced in Russia or by Russian companies.
We continue to pray for the brave people of Ukraine as they stand strong against the enemy and are fighting for their lives."
Those wishing to donate can find information here.