A shipment of medical supplies is on its way to Ukraine from the Vineyard thanks to a collaboration this week between the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and a West Tisbury resident and Ukranian-American who has family in the war-torn country.

Boxes containing hundreds of supplies such as tourniquets, compression bandages and neck braces were loaded at the local hospital to be transported to New Jersey and then flown to Ukraine, the hospital said in an announcement.

The effort began a few weeks ago, according to the announcement, when Iya Labunka contacted hospital president and chief executive officer Denise Schepici to ask for the hospital’s help in donating to support Ukraine.

Hospital employees Sophia Mastey, Eric Goldwire and Karen Schoppe helped Ms. Labunka fill the request for priority items, the announcement said.

Then with the assistance of Reneé Stempien at Cape Cod Express, the initial shipment was transported off-Island before making it to a distribution center in New Jersey.

In the release, Ms. Schepici praised the effort, especially Ms. Labunka.

“If there’s one thing I learned in the past two years, it’s that our community can do great things when we work together, and this is no different,” she said, “giving us the opportunity to support the need in Ukraine from our little corner of the world.”

Ms. Labunka thanked the hospital in turn.

“The Island has shown tremendous support for the incredibly brave men and women of Ukraine,” she said.