The Temerty Family Foundation and the Olena Zelenska Foundation provided household appliances for large families from the de-occupied territories

21 April 2023
Large families who were forced to evacuate from unsafe areas and now live in dormitories in Kharkiv received household appliances from the Olena Zelenska Foundation. The foundation purchased the household equipment with the funds of a charitable contribution of $500,000 from the Temerty Family Foundation.

At the beginning of the full-scale invasion, hundreds of Ukrainian families were forced to leave their homes due to the horrors of the war. Despite the de-occupation of the Kharkiv region in the fall of 2022, many Ukrainians have nowhere to return. Their homes are destroyed. Thanks to Canadian philanthropists, Ukrainian large families who currently live in 13 dormitories in the Kharkiv region will have the most necessary things: from irons, kettles and microwave ovens to boilers, refrigerators and washing machines.

Also, 154 diesel generators were purchased with the funds of Canadian philanthropists, with the support of the Olena Zelenska Foundation. 75 of them have already been delivered to the Kharkiv region. Educational institutions, hospitals, and critical infrastructure are now equipped with autonomous power sources. For example, the community of the village of Vilkhuvatka Kupyansk district, received a powerful 80 kW generator, which ensures the operation of the water lifting station.

"The Russian invasion of peaceful Ukraine does not leave people from all over the world indifferent. We are proud to cooperate with everyone who supports our mission - to make life better for people in Ukraine. James Temerty is a long-time friend of Ukraine and his participation in the restoration of the country is invaluable," said Nina Horbachova, director of the Olena Zelenska Foundation.

James Temerty is a Canadian of Ukrainian origin. He has been helping Ukraine for a long time and taking care of education. He provides scholarships to Ukrainian students and spreads knowledge about Ukraine in the world. Thanks to the Temerty Family Foundation Ukrainian jewelry "Gold of the Scythians from ancient Ukraine" exhibited in the Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto). The Temerty family also takes care of Ukrainian literature. The Foundation printed a gift edition of "Kobzar" by Taras Shevchenko and "Atlas of Mineral Resources of Ukraine" in English.