Olena Zelenska Foundation started providing aid to people from de-occupied communities of Kharkiv Oblast

28 November 2022

While Russian forces continue to shell critical and civilian infrastructure, the Olena Zelenska Foundation focuses on solving the most significant problems of residents of the de-occupied territories. In particular, the Foundation provides aid to the residents of the recently liberated Kharkiv region and ensures they will have the necessary lighting and heating in winter. 

The Foundation handed over 4,500 sleeping bags, 100 potbelly stoves, 85 heaters, 69 electric blankets and 40 batteries to the Kharkiv region. In addition, the Foundation sent 100 generators with the support of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA).

The aid will be delivered to residents of four districts of the Kharkiv region: Izyum, Kupyansk, Kharkiv and Chuguyiv districts.

"Today, more than 340,000 people live in the de-occupied territories of Kharkiv Oblast, to whom we sent aid. Everyone is trying to return to their normal life as soon as possible: they rebuild damaged houses, organize their everyday life and recall what it's like when you can get medical care or go to the post office. Our task is to support them and help them with what is really necessary now. So that everyone has lightning and heating, despite the constant shelling of the enemy," said Nina Gorbachova, director of the Olena Zelenska Foundation. 

At the beginning of November, the Olena Zelenska Foundation already started the transfer of humanitarian aid to residents of five de-occupied communities in the Kherson region. Residents of Velykooleksandrivska, Novooleksandrivska, Kochubeivska, Novovorontsov and Vysokopilska communities received 2,200 sleeping bags, 400 heaters and 800 electric blankets.