On February 24, 2022, the Russian Federation began a full-scale invasion of the territory of our country. This event created pressure for making an urgent decision to help those who were forced to leave their homes because of the hostilities.
We are sincerely and infinitely grateful for your support to Ukraine in its darkest times! Many people found themselves in a very difficult situation due to the full-scale invasion of Russia into the territory of Ukraine.
Sometimes it is not enough to show such people your care, to support them with kind words or to give them hope. It is here that your support to our project on GlobalGiving becomes a significant help. By providing assistance, you provide not only material values, but also give joy and hope for a better life.
Thanks to your support, many Ukrainians did not feel abandoned in this difficult time. And as long as there are such people who live to help, the Ukrainians will not lose their faith. I would like to thank you once again for your support to our project as well as for your sincere and sensitive hearts.
Over the past three months, the Shelter has been able to provide temporary accommodation for more than 1000 Ukrainians, including 300 children from the flashpoint areas of Ukraine, while in general, over the period of its existence, it has been able to provide housing for more than 2600 Ukrainians.
The Shelter "Vse bude dobre" (Everything will be fine) has a space of 1500 m2, can accommodate 180 people at the same time. It consists of 2 large common halls and 16 rooms, 7 showers, 2 kitchens and 2 dining rooms. Every day we clean up 1500 m2 of floor space, every month we wash 1400 kg of bed linen, drink 6000 cups of coffee and tea, consume 8000 kW of electricity and 200 m3 of water. All for the sake of making our guests feel cozy and comfortable.
People who are staying with us, come from all over Ukraine – Mariupol, Kherson, Mykolaiv, Berdiansk, Melitopol, Bucha, Irpin, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Chuhuiv, Lysychansk, Bakhmut and many other cities. We have heard dozens of the scariest stories and have seen grief that is extremely hard to accept.
Our Shelter has become home to many heroic Ukrainians, such as Nadiia from Kherson, who was hanging out blue and yellow ribbons on the Victory Day in occupied Kherson and was captured by the Russians. Now Nadiia and her children are living in our Shelter in the rooms for longer stay, which we have transformed from a large common hall thanks to the support of our foreign partners. She has already enrolled her eldest son in school, found a job and is infinitely grateful for the opportunity to live a relatively normal life.
The most courageous and patriotic Ukrainians, one of which is Sabina from Berdiansk, who was traveling through the occupied Crimea with her husband and one-year-old son, where they were robbed of all their money at checkpoints with her husband been beaten. But they did not lose heart, they traveled for a month through russia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland not to settle in Europe, but to return to Ukraine, to its controlled territory.
Another one is Natalia from the Mykolaiv region, who together with her six-month-old son was running away from the bombs in Snihurivka crossing the river and Russian checkpoints, where the Russian militaries threatened to shoot them if her son did not stop crying.
Natalia is also safe now, and is living with her younger and eldest sons in longer-term rooms. We have seen the bravest Ukrainians, such as Inna from Mariupol, whose husband was killed in front of her, and she and her sons almost burned to death in the basement of a house that was hit by a shell. But she did not sink into despair, did not give up, as she together with her sons left through the filtration camps to the controlled territory of Ukraine.
Therefore, we have created the most comfortable and hygienic living conditions. We always offer clean bedding, hygiene products, hot water, the opportunity to wash personal belongings and to cook. We are one of the largest, most comfortable and cleanest shelters in Ukraine and even abroad, as evidenced by the feedback from our foreign guests and our residents.
We have tremendous Ukrainian and foreign press exposure. We comply with all sanitary and hygienic standards according to the Order of Ukraine No. 554 dated 31.03.2022 and have successfully passed three sanitary and epidemiological inspections without any single remark.
We do not discriminate people by gender or age, we also accept families with pets. We keep the doors of our Shelter open for everyone who needs help because of the russian hostilities. We are the only Shelter in Lviv that accepts single men and families with pets – which is in general very rare in Ukraine.
The Shelter "Vse bude dobre" of the Charitable Foundation “Your Support” is a salvation for those who fled to nowhere. These are hundreds of broken lives every day, but every heart holds an unwavering belief in our victory.
Therefore, our project is still relevant, the war is going on and every day evacuation trains with people fleeing the war and rescuing children arrive in Lviv.
Lviv is the largest center in western Ukraine that accepts IDPs and provides temporary housing for them. But every day the shelters in Lviv that cannot get funds are forced to close, the schools and kindergartens where IDPs were placed have to start offline education, and there are fewer and fewer places for resettlement of the evacuated people, so this issue and the need for shelters is very acute.
Our main goal is to keep our doors open as long as possible and to help the maximum number of Ukrainians fleeing the war.
We are infinitely grateful to you for supporting Ukraine and the Charitable Foundation “Your Support” during such a difficult time for Ukraine.
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