Second round of Watertown donations headed to Ukraine; collection continues through Thursday

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WATERTOWN — After sending off the first round of essential goods to Ukraine, donations coming to Brenda H. Sipher and the team at the Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors have more than doubled over the last week.

“People come in and say, ‘Oh, well, I only have a couple blankets to give,’” Lance M. Evans, executive officer of the realty board said. “But then you put all of those seemingly small donations together and you get this.”

Members of the church managing these donations, Volodymyr Vadyuk and Bohdan Movchko, loaded up the second round into a U-Haul Friday afternoon, bound once again for St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 207 Tompkins St., in Syracuse. From there, they will transport everything to New Jersey before being shipped overseas.

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