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Efforts here and over there: Collection of medical supplies continues as Brymer ramps up his duties in Ukraine

  • From left, Benton American Legion Auxiliary Unit 280 President Vonda Adams, VFW Post 2671 Quartermaster John Metzger, and American Legion Post 280 Junior Vice Commander Mark McKee, work to pack donated medical supplies for shipping to Ukraine.

    From left, Benton American Legion Auxiliary Unit 280 President Vonda Adams, VFW Post 2671 Quartermaster John Metzger, and American Legion Post 280 Junior Vice Commander Mark McKee, work to pack donated medical supplies for shipping to Ukraine.
    Courtesy of Mike Cross

 
BY HOLLY KEE
hkee@localsouthernnews.com
Posted on 3/24/2022, 4:18 PM

As tensions mount and fighting continues in Ukraine, regular communication with those in the U.S. has become increasingly difficult for Williamson County native David Brymer.

Brymer, who had been operating near the Polish border said he has moved to another area where his service are needed.

"I am continuing to teach," he said in a short message on Thursday morning.

On this side of the world, Brymer's friends have continued efforts to help his mission.

With a haul already filling the Benton American Legion/VFW hall, Commander Mike Cross said they will continue collecting medical supplies.

"We have a verified shipping route which ensure the supplies collected will get to places where they are needed in Ukraine," said Cross. "Any type of new, still in the package, wound care, type of supplies are welcome."

Cross stressed that donations must be "factory sealed." Open packages cannot be accepted.

Cash donations are also welcome and will be used to help with shipping costs.

All donations are welcome at the Post located at 311 South Main Street in Benton, during normal operating hours of 11.a.m. to 10.p.m.

The Marion VFW Post #1301, located at 201 W. Longstreet, is also accepting donations for the project.