TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA — Ag Growth International (AGI) has partnered with Mohawk Medbuy Corp. and the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation to purchase and deliver emergency medical equipment and supplies to the people of Ukraine.
“With our employees on the ground in Ukraine and our valued AGI customer, Kernel Grain Co. (Kernel), we are in a unique position to source emergency medical supplies, arrange transportation from Canada to Poland, then make them directly available to people in Ukraine through our field employees, resources and customer logistics,” said Tim Close, President and CEO of AGI.
AGI donated $200,000 and launched #StepUp4Ukraine, a fundraising effort and voluntary donation link for the United States and Canada. Every dollar raised will be used to purchase priority medical supplies.
To facilitate this initiative, the group works with the St. Michael’s Foundation, a publicly registered charity, to receive and process all donations.
“Being part of this collaboration is a natural extension of our mission and values and a way for us to help those in need,” said Lili Litwin, President and CEO of St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation .
MMC, a non-profit procurement expert that supports government healthcare purchases, will work with its network of suppliers to source and secure the most needed medical supplies in Ukraine, including tourniquets, bandages, gauze, oxygen masks and first aid kits.
“We are honored to participate and use our proven capabilities to procure supplies that respond to Ukraine’s urgent medical crisis,” said Tony DiEmanuele, President and CEO of MMC. “Together we can procure supplies quickly and efficiently and leverage transportation channels to provide as much relief as possible.”
With historical relationships in Ukraine’s grain and agricultural sector and its employees in the country, AGI and Kernel will leverage their local logistics and delivery capability to act quickly.
“Since the start of the war in Ukraine, Kernel has been actively supporting medical institutions as well as local towns that have suffered from bombings and missile attacks,” said Mykola Miroshnichenko, Commercial Director of Kernel. “We seek to use our logistical resources in the most efficient way possible to deliver humanitarian goods and prevent the food security crisis in Ukraine. We call on our partners to join us in providing the necessary assistance. Together we can get medical supplies, equipment and food as quickly as possible. This would be our common contribution to saving thousands of lives, our common step towards peace.
Close added: “From farmers to processors, the global farming community is one family with a strong heritage to feed those in need. This is an urgent call to action for participation at all levels. No donation is too small. The need for medical supplies is great and time is running out. »