Collecting health supplies for refugees

From canes to walkers, splints and tensor bandages—they will all be used by displaced Syrian refugees.

Helen Day

Kelowna physiotherapist and acupuncture consultant Helen Day has thrown her support behind an effort by UBC Okanagan students to collect second-hand health aid equipment for Syrian refugees currently living in Middle East border camps.

From canes to walkers to splints and tensor bandages, Day said the UBCO effort is to put these items to use for displaced Syrians.

Day said she saw a poster about the campaign in a window at a Mission area coffee shop and felt inspired to do her part to help out the effort. “I just thought to myself, this is something I would like to help with.”

For more information about the campaign, contact Helen Day at 250-448-0438 or visit her website at


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