Humanitarian aid to Sloviansk
One of the volunteer events for our organization in January was a trip with humanitarian aid to Sloviansk.
The initiative was launched after a family with two children approached Vitaliy Karpenko, one of the coordinators of the Common Purpose, to ask for help with food and hygiene products because of the difficult situation in the city. During the conversation, it turned out that other families had the same problem. Moreover, at that time, Sloviansk had not received humanitarian aid for about 4 months. Then we contacted the head of the school where the children were studying, and she confirmed that a significant number of families had problems with food and hygiene.
It was decided to organize the delivery of humanitarian aid to the families of students and staff of school No. 1 in Sloviansk.
It was estimated that the amount of aid was to be about UAH 200,000. Realizing that raising this amount would take a lot of time and would also drain resources that could be spent on helping the military, we decided to ask our friends and partners for help:
The Hugs Foundation;
Private entrepreneur Ivan Shevchenko – helped to collect 180 hygiene kits and food;
Charles Palmer – collected 130 New Year’s gifts on his own and personally distributed them to children in Sloviansk;
Dmitriy Golubtsov, a volunteer driver, volunteered to transport the 2 tons of humanitarian aid.
A part of the transportation costs for fuel was taken from the collection that takes place on our website spilnameta.com This collection with your participation greatly simplifies the delivery of both vehicles and rubber aid, which was noticeable during this trip.
It should be noted that this school in Sloviansk received humanitarian aid for the first time since February 24 last year.
Thanks to our joint efforts, we managed to provide a significant number of children and adults in Sloviansk with necessary consumer goods, though not all of them.