We continue to send humanitarian aid to the civilian population. As part of our project, we constantly send parcels with necessities for IDPs. But there is work outside the scope of the project…
In particular, the day before yesterday Bohdan Zdanevych returned from an “unforgettable” tour (and every such trip leaves behind certain feelings) to the de-occupied village in the Kherson region.
We sent a van of necessities: hygiene products, medicine, warm clothes, food, and, at the same time, we added dry ration and energy bars for the soldiers.
According to the headman of the village, with whom we kept in touch – “but we seem to have everything we need…”. As a matter of fact, it was predictable – there is NOTHING.
In the village… According to the soldiers, this village got lucky.It was not Bucha there. There were mobilized troops from the occupied territories of Ukraine, it is considered to get lucky. Nevertheless, most of the houses were destroyed, fell apart, and looted, and everything that remained relatively intact will have to be repaired, cleaned, and restored for a long time.
Houses gape with glassless windows. There is no heating. And it will be winter soon.
At the same time, the locals are worried not for this, but for us. “Oh my God, you traveled so far, it’s very difficult!”.
Once again, they thanked us as if we had brought not a van of things, but a truckload of gold and diamonds. Although, gold and diamonds are not valued there now…
Every time they start thanking us, we feel an eerie feeling of awkwardness. Simply because we can’t help but to do what we do. We help ourselves, our country. The pain of the people at the front is felt as one’s own pain.
But our resource is limited, and we know that we have to do much more – for those who find themselves in a terrible situation. Not because they did something wrong in their life. Just because the country with an area of 17,100,000 km² decided to devour Ukraine because it is “stronger”. And you can cope with this only together.
Our current project employs 4 people. 2 of us are IDPs. And each of us, in addition to working in the project, works as a volunteer. Full-time work, and most often a working night.
After this trip, we made a team decision, in addition to current commitments, to undertake a humanitarian mission to support the de-occupied villages of the Kherson region.
We invite everyone who cares to join us.
P.S. A special thanks to Студентське Братство, PolandHelps and to the community of the Tartakyv village for providing humanitarian aid for the de-occupied territories.