On the first day of war, the orcs were running through the hometown ... It was impossible to accept that people, with whom you grew up and worked, came on tanks to re-educate us. Anger and inhuman power was all that we had. But there were many such angry of us. We were half a million city. It is half of Georgia. Add to this Kharkiv-born people from Seattle, San Francisco, New York and cities and villages of Europe.
There was only one thought in the head to group together as we would lose a mobile service soon. There was no difference in day and night. They seemed to be just some clots of time. Our thoughts came up to urgent help to army with night vision googles, security surveillance cameras, air surveillance, sights, ammunition.
All these were very valuable items, but the IT sector that works abroad had joined us. Moreover, for example, Sergei Soshyin gave his cool office, and some Kharkivites gave their cars. Same as in a military enlistment office, we got a queue of those who wanted to act. Entrepreneurs from Kharkiv and Sumy gave us eggs, pasta, cigarettes for a large amount of money. 5 cars were bringing in the goods during the day. Later on, NGO "Through The War" and charity foundation in America were registered. We waited for the orcs' invasion every day, being in a hurry to do something more useful.
In a few days, we found out that the social service had left the city and helpless people were waiting for help in the abandoned apartment buildings.
We went to look for them, registered and provided help with the medicines, food and services. And then there was a case when we did not know what to do with two disabled women. We were forced to find the premises (thanks to Valeriy Ladik), wash and equip it to organize round-the-clock care for the elderly people. Today we have twenty-two patients in our care facility. We are happy to see grandparents, who are experiencing the second war, gradually come to their senses, begin to walk and make plans for a post-war life.
And in the end, we wanted to say that we all dream that the story of our NGO "through the war" is bright, but as short as possible, because it would only exist while the war is going on.
We work 7 days a week all the hours allowed with curfew in power.