Newsom packs emergency supplies for Ukraine
SOLANO COUNTY - California Gov. Gavin Newsom visited the state's disaster logistics warehouse in Northern California's Solano County Tuesday to pack emergency supply kits bound for Ukraine.
"California is united in our support for Ukraine," Newsom said. "Throughout this crisis, the state and non-profits, businesses, the faith community, and individuals across California have stepped up in solidarity with the Ukrainian community, a heartening reminder of our common humanity. We’ll continue to support the brave people of Ukraine and reaffirm our commitment to fundamental rights and freedoms around the world."
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Earlier this month, Newsom met with Dmytro Kushneruk, the Consul General of Ukraine in San Francisco, to express California’s solidarity with the war-torn nation, and how the state of California can support the people and government of Ukraine.
Newsom also signed an executive order directing state agencies and departments to ensure their contractors are complying with economic sanctions imposed in response to Russia’s attacks on Ukraine.
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The supply packages the governor helped pack Tuesday included supplies like beds, IV kits, a defibrillator, wheelchairs, oxygen concentrators, personal protective equipment and more.
In addition to the State, the governor's office pointed out that many California-based companies like Apple, Twitter, Google, Salesforce, and more have also helped the Ukrainian cause through millions of dollars of donations.
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