First responders in Ukraine should before long get a shipment of surplus tools from their colleagues listed here in Los Angeles.
The county fireplace office will be sending helmets, gloves, hoses, and related gear overseas, according to L.A. County Fire Captain Ron Haralson, who reported they are becoming a member of town firefighters and other county departments in hoping to do what they can to assistance.
“As a county worker, as a fireplace captain with 30 many years of assistance, it tends to make me feel good recognizing that my dwelling station — with the assistance of my property office, with the guidance of the Board of Supervisors, Supervisor [Janice] Hahn — has stepped up and agreed to support these efforts,” Haralson claimed.
Intensive, heart-breaking, and at times graphic pictures from the war-torn country clearly show the devastation wrought on cities’ infrastructure — and on civilians — as Russia carries on its invasion. A person airstrike leveled a theater where by hundreds of men and women experienced been sheltering.
Haralson reported he hoped the aid “will go on to get momentum, and other departments … other stations in the course of the country and throughout the planet, who if they have not presently commenced, will start to do the exact matter.”
The transfer to send out assist arrives just after the L.A. County Board of Supervisors known as on county departments, such as the Workplace of Immigrants Affairs, to attract up programs to provide expert services for Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion and assistance them resettle listed here.
That help would involve legal support, clinical and mental wellness care and income help.
Supervisor Hilda Solis reported the county could help out area residents with cherished ones in Ukraine who will need enable with paperwork for visa sponsorships.
The LAPD might also send out some tactical equipment, which include physique armor, to aid “secure the folks and the courageous fighters in Ukraine,” claimed Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Past 7 days, West Virginia’s Governor Jim Justice ordered law enforcement in his state to donate surplus physique armor to Ukrainian troops battling Russia’s invasion.
On Wednesday, Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, pleaded with the United States Congress for much more navy help to secure its airspace versus a Russian onslaught.
Hours afterwards, President Biden committed to sending $800 million to Ukraine. That money features resources for anti-aircraft methods, drones and missiles.
What thoughts do you have about Southern California?
window.fbAsyncInit = function() FB.init(
appId : '252516806593564',
xfbml : true, variation : 'v2.9' )
(purpose(d, s, id)
var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)
if (d.getElementById(id)) return
js = d.createElement(s) js.id = id
js.src = "https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js"
(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'))