Prince George doctor’s support for Ukraine turning wood into weapons

By Ted Clarke
The Prince George Citizen
January 27, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada West

Laurie Cook wants to help Ukrainians win their war with Russia. In March 2022, he started exchanging wood products he makes at his home in Prince George for donations that are sent directly to Ukraine to fund the war effort. The 74-year-old Prince George family physician uses his basement workshop to make dining room tables, benches, cutting boards, coffee tables, charcuterie serving boards and bed frames, which are then all sold by donation. The money is then sent to the Ukrainian government’s United 24 fundraising website. “ …The website gives donors the choice of providing humanitarian, reconstruction or military aid. Since going live on May 5, 2022, the site has raised more than US$528 million. …“All the stuff I’m making is branded ‘Slava Ukraini’ – glory to Ukraine,” said Cook.

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