“There cannot be no one’s parents” (second phase)
13 февраля 2015
In their past those 45 veterans of the Second World war and Labour of Dnipropetrovs’k region won the victory against fascist invaders, , and it took from them a lot of time and tremendous efforts to revive the city in the after war period. And today, in the age from 84 to 92 years, they stand on the brink of survival. Their beggarly pension (from 1000 to 1200 UAH per month), poor health and solitary lifestyle neither can provide their living wages, nor allow them to care of themselves.
The project purpose is to collect 55 800 thousand hryvnias to provide daily meals for the “nobody’s parents” for the whole period of the fourth quarter of 2014.
Recently we have got a letter at our Dobrodiy Charity Exchange from the Charity Fund “Veterans” with the “cry” for help.
“For the last 7 years the“Hearts Of The Three”, Dniepropetrovs’k Charity Fund, was providing free of charge lunches for the 150 Labour and war veterans, who are particularly in need. The cost for one lunch was around UAH 15, so the Fund had to allocate around UAH 70 000 per month, which would make almost UAH 1 mln per year for this purpose. Due to last events in Ukraine: the war and economic situation in general, the “Hearts of the Three” Charity Fund does not have any more possibilities of the kind. It means that in October 2014 the old people in particular need will be left without their daily meals. And when the major part of them is able to provide themselves with at least some necessary provision having meager pensions, there still would be the rest part of them - 45 people, for whom those daily meals was the only mean to survive.
For example, Nadezhda Pavlovna Chepurnaya is a disabled of Group II since her childhood, she has one full leg and only a half of the other leg. Now she can barely move with a stick. She is in constant and daily need of expensive medicines. Lydia Nikolayevna Slon’ is 86 years old. Recently she has suffered a severe stroke, and got bedridden. Volunteers were bringing our charity lunches directly to her appartment. Zakharova Helena Ivanovna is also 86 years old, she is a veteran of the Second World War. After her daughter died while in labor, her grandson stayed alone with her on her upbringing. Recently, she extensively broke her leg, and now all her small pension can barely cover the cost of medicines. The rest of veterans from the attached list are now from 84 to 92 years. Their miserable pension (from 1000 to 1200 UAH per month), poor health and solitary lifestyle neither can provide their living wages, nor allow them to take care of themselves. Without our charity, at least charity lunches, they are doomed!
Due to rise in prices for all products, the cost of one "hot" meal has increased from 15 to 20 UAH. To feed 45 veterans during a month we would need UAH 28,000. These days the public attention in Ukraine is focused on military needs. But what is the fault of those "orphaned" old men, who in their past won the victory against the Nazi invaders, with great effort revived the city after the war, worked hard for the benefit of Dnepropetrovsk, but now, due to life circumstances, got on the brink of survival?
We ask The Charity Exchange DobroDіy to help us raise the necessary funds to prevent the old men from dying .
With respect and hope, A.F.Kleshnya
Head of Dnipropetrovsk City Council of Veterans of Ukraine, Colonel-General retired.” The purpose of the project is to collect UAH 55800,00 to provide daily hot meals for 2 last months of the year 2014 for the 45 veterans of the Second World war and Labour in Dniepropetrovsk.