SWANSEA, Mass. (WPRI) — So many people showed up in support to make donations for people living in Ukraine at three Cardi’s locations Saturday that the event had to be cut short.
Just before 12:30 p.m., Peter Cardi told 12 News that their locations were at capacity and could not take any more supplies.
Donations were accepted today staring from 8 a.m. and the event was supposed to go until 2 p.m. at the stores in West Warwick, Swansea and South Attleboro.
Cardi’s said all of the donations will be sent in containers to Poland, where they’ll then be distributed by humanitarian groups to Ukrainians in need.
Peter said he would like to thank all the people for their donations.
“We wish we didn’t have to do it,” Ron Cardi said. “But the reality of it is that, when the need is there, we want to do our part in the community.”
Throughout the morning, 12 News reporter Kait Walsh said their were hundreds of vehicles in line at the location in Swansea where people were waiting to donate items to help those in need.
Among the items that were donated included clothing, blankets, personal hygiene products.
Right now, there is no word on if or when another donation drive will be held.