We help people who couldn't evacuate survive through the war. We help those with limited abilities and those who require full-time assistance.
For people with limited abilities, we found a building, and converted it into a care facility. We also found nurses (whom we pay living wages) to provide comprehensive full-time care.
We fully supply our care facility with food, water, diapers, hygiene products, wheel-chairs and other essential items.
On the first day of February 24, the bomb hit the adjacent apartment, a fire began, says Albina.
The door knocked the rescuers and descended both grandmothers in the underground. Without water and light, they waited for salvation with neighbors for 3 days.
Albina is 77, she is a teacher of Russian and Polish in college.
Lara is 82, she is a violinist. Worked as a choirmaster, does not remember where.
Later, the volunteers took them outside, transported to a bomb shelter, put in the corner...
People changed, and grandmothers still sat (did not lie). Only in a week, their friend Vasyl finally found and transported old women to his apartment in a 16-stories building.
But it was not a happy end, this was the beginning of the challenge, even for Vasyl. Albina could move slowly with walkers, but Lara didn't move at all. While Vasyl's apartment was located on the 16th floor.
So he brought the armchairs, and again our acquaintances sat down near the non-working elevator in a freezing cold foyer. 15 days went like one day.
Albina says that in the bomb shelter it was much worse, because people walked along her poor diabetic legs.
Poor sisters were our first wards. We cleaned up and decorated the room, even brought the flowers. But when we saw them, we realized how inappropriate our decorations were, especially the armchairs.
It took us a day to bring them back to life. Grannies didn't take fur coats and hats, even in bed.
Doctors also had a job to do. They could see the bedsores, but discovered the chair sores only later.
Today, after 16 days, Albina with a smile brings us that she always has a good look))). Larysa to the question "How are you?" shows us a thumb up, meaning "all is good".