A year ago, life in Ukraine came to a standstill due to the criminal attack by the aggressor country. This winter day, February 24, has been going on for a year, taking hundreds of thousands of lives of our compatriots, forcing millions to leave their homes, but it seems to have no end in sight. This day left even more people almost without means of livelihood in the de-occupied and front-line zones of our Motherland.
Start of Activity
That is why we, the "From Person to Person" Charitable Foundation, together with the self-organized volunteers of the Kyiv Sports Club "Hermes", have chosen to provide charitable and humanitarian aid to those who need it most. After recovering from the shock of the first days of the war, we began to take the first steps in this field, delivering fuel to the semi-surrounded Chernihiv, necessary for the functioning of local volunteer units, and evacuating people on the way back. After the retreat of the enemy from the north of Ukraine, our activities spread over almost the entire territory of Kyiv and Chernihiv regions.
On a regular basis, we ensured the delivery of food products, personal hygiene products, clothes and household items to settlements such as Ivankiv and the villages of the Ivankiv district, Sukachi, Rozvazhev, Gornostaypil, Shestovitsya, Desnyanka, Rovnopillia, Kolychevka, Makariv and the villages of the Makariv district, Andriivka, Nalyvaikivka, Lubyanka, Ozera, Zabuchchia, Gorenka, Bucha, Irpin, Borodyanka, Zagaltsi, Vorovsk, Lyubovychi, Ludvynovka, Zarudnya, Kalinove, Sloboda Kuharska, Zhereva, Gostomel, Klavdievo-Tarasovo, Novgorod-Siverskyi, Shepetivka, Berezivka, and Rivni, among many others. In the village of Vovchkiv, we helped restore the "Prolisok" children's hut, and in Teterivske, we repaired and rebuilt damaged buildings.
Expansion of Geography
After the relative normalization of the humanitarian situation in these regions, we expanded the geography of our activities, starting with trips to Kharkiv and Kharkiv Oblast, Bykiv, Dymytrivka, and later on to the south and east as the territories of Ukraine were liberated from the occupiers. Mykolaiv, Bashtanka, Kherson region, Chervonuy Mayak, Krypytsia, Monastyrske in the south. In particular, the "Point of Invincibility" was established in the city of Kherson, and we reached places such as Izyum, Lozova, Korovii Yar, Ridkodyb, Nove, Lyman, and Yampil in the east.
Among other things, we pay great attention to the provision of necessary medicines and medical devices. That is why we established cooperation with the WHO (World Health Organization) to ensure the supply of medicines to the Izyumsk, Lymansk, and Novgorod-Siversk central district hospitals, as well as to the field hospitals of the Donetsk region.
Bakhmut remains the most challenging location for our activities. The city has the most difficult humanitarian situation among all the places we have been to this year. There has been no electricity, heating, or water for over a month, and all this is happening under constant artillery fire. Despite these difficulties, we have had productive cooperation with the local employees of the State Emergency Service. During our three business trips, we have already delivered over 10 tons of food, hygiene products, clothes for people of all ages, blankets, and warm items, autonomous power elements, flashlights, candles, etc. We have also provided the rescuers with necessary tools for their work, and their vehicles have been taken for repairs.
As a result of our activities during the war year, we have become members of the national health cluster of Ukraine from the WHO. We have also signed memorandums of cooperation and mutual assistance with the Donetsk Health Department , the Charitable Fund “Porych”, and the Charitable Fund “Green Roads of Ukraine”. Additionally, we have received a letter of permission for the restoration of damaged housing from the Ministry of Regional Development and Territory of Ukraine. We have had fruitful cooperation with the French foundation "URA - Ukrainian refugees assistance" and with the Foundation de France for the sake of our common goal! During each of our visits to settlements affected by enemy aggression, we have helped between 200 to 600 men, women, children, the disabled, and the elderly. According to rough estimates, we have currently provided assistance to about 15,000 people, which is like a small town!
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