As the world watches the war in Ukraine, many people feel helpless and want to help but are unsure how. In Oxford, it’s as simple as buying a flower. The Taylor Flower Patch, Chicory Market, and the Wise Women community group have teamed up to help raise money for Doctors Without Borders and its relief efforts in Ukraine.
Mitch Campbell, co-owner of Taylor Flower Patch said he will be selling fresh daffodils that he and his wife Jenni, dug up Wednesday afternoon from their farm. The daffodils are being sold in front of Chicory Market on Country Road 101 today through Sunday.
“We are offering two options – one, two-bulb container and a four-bulb container,” Campbell said. “We are donating the bulbs and containers.” The cost is $10 for the two-bulb container and $20 for the four-bulb container. All proceeds are going to Doctors Without Borders. According to its website, DWB has teams in Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, Hungary, Slovakia, Russia, and Belarus. Teams are prepared for a range of scenarios including surgical care, emergency medicine, and mental health support.
The organization shipped emergency supplies recently to Kyiv that included surgical kits, trauma kits, and basic necessities for intensive care units, emergency rooms, and surgical operating theaters and are now being sent on to hospitals where they are needed.
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