The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Workplace is donating 20 units of surplus ballistic vests and helmets to Ukraine as Russia’s invasion of the nation continues.
Mendocino County fireplace chiefs are working with EMTs to collect surplus trauma response provides from their stockpiles, akin to ice packs and bandages, to donate as properly, in keeping with Mendocino County Sheriff Matthew Kendall.
The California Workplace of Emergency Providers and the California Nationwide Guard are coordinating with native regulation enforcement companies in a statewide effort to offer an additional layer of safety to residents staying in Ukraine, in addition to refugees fleeing into surrounding nations, in keeping with a Facebook post by the Mendocino Sheriff’s Workplace.
All the donated provides will likely be picked up by the state and distributed to individuals in Ukraine within the subsequent two weeks.
“I don’t consider in something Putin’s doing,” Kendall stated.
The vests, that are older and wanted to get replaced anyway, “… can at the very least go avoid wasting lives over there,” he stated.
The vests being donated are of varied sizes, however even when they’re too massive, they will nonetheless successfully defend somebody, in keeping with Kendall.
The Lake County Board of Supervisors accepted the request for gear final week, with the movement passing unanimously.
Later this week, the state will likely be selecting up what has been donated so removed from the sheriff’s workplace. Donations from first responders will proceed to be collected over the subsequent few weeks.
At the moment, donations from the general public usually are not being accepted.