About 220 volunteers carried out the urgent restoration of facilities in six regions of the country: report on the week at Dobrobat
The Dobrobat volunteer movement unites the best people in the country to help Ukrainians affected by the war. We have been working together for a year to restore towns and villages devastated by the Russian invasion. Volunteers of various professions and trades hold the line on the reconstruction front because they passionately desire to be helpful here and now.
Last week, about 220 volunteers participated in the ongoing reconstruction in six regions of the country. Kyiv Dobrobat volunteers traveled to Irpin, Korolivka, and Demydiv. In Irpin, a team of volunteers cleared construction debris from a family’s house destroyed by the fire caused by an enemy’s hit. Volunteers also continued to liquidate the aftermath of the destruction of an older woman’s home. Her house in Irpin was hit by an enemy incendiary mine. For the third time, Dobrobat volunteers went to the site to dismantle the rubble of the destroyed house.
They also helped residents of Korolivka village in Bucha district dismantle a destroyed house’s rubble. After three enemy hits, there was virtually nothing left of the house. So now the volunteers are cleaning up the area.
Restoration work was also carried out in Demydiv. For three days, volunteers repaired the roof of the substation building that supplies electricity to about 150 houses in the village. The roof was damaged in the course of active hostilities in the region. That’s why the volunteers started restoring it and finally fixed the roof.
Kharkiv volunteers also repaired the roof of an apartment where the aged people live. Their one-story building was damaged by enemy rocket attacks. The volunteers came to the rescue. On the spot, they cleared the roof of debris, repaired minor damage to the top, replaced the broken slate with a new one, and finally arranged the roof ridge.
In Trostyanets, Sumy region, Dobrobat volunteers have finished clearing construction debris from a five-story building. The apartments in the building were destroyed by fire after an enemy air strike. Floor by floor, the volunteers cleared the rubble and dismantled the dangerous structures. In addition, they completed the installation of new windows in the Okhtyrka art school. The school’s windows were smashed by the enemy bombardment of the city. In total, Sumy Dobrobat replaced 52 windows in the building.
Mykolaiv Dobrobat also installed windows. The volunteers are currently renovating one of the city’s local schools. They have already installed new window blocks on the first and second floors of the building and are working on the third floor. In addition, the volunteers visited Ukrainka village twice, repairing the roofs of two houses and covering them with a new slate. In Mykolaiv, they also completed the urgent reconstruction of an apartment in a house shelled by Russian occupiers with S-300 missiles. Earlier, Dobrobat volunteers had already helped the victims with clearing the rubble. Immediately after it became possible to restore the house, they began to repair the damage. The Dobrobat team installed crates and beams in the apartment, insulated the attic, and covered the roof with a new slate. They also restored the broken ceiling, installed windows, and built two walls. Finally, they removed construction debris and rubble from completely destroyed neighboring apartments.
Zaporizhzhya volunteers urgently restored the broken windows in a local kindergarten. Its premises were destroyed by enemy rocket attacks late last year. Volunteers spent several months installing new windows. Overall, 42 window blocks were installed and partially repaired. Additionally, they laid bricks where it was necessary and arranged slopes. Twice, the team went to Rozumivka village, which was attacked by rockets from russian occupiers. Here they covered one of the damaged houses with a new slate. On other sites, they cleared the territory of construction waste and debris from air raids.
Support was also given to Zaporizhzhya residents whose homes were damaged by rocket fire and hits. For two days in a row, the volunteers eliminated the destruction aftermath. Particularly, they cleared the debris from the area of the hit. In the neighboring houses, they boarded up the windows with OSB panels, dismantled the damaged roof, and covered the houses with protective tents.
In the Kherson region, the volunteers cleared the rubble from a house destroyed by fire after several enemy shells hit it. In two days, the volunteers cleaned up the area, removing the rooms of debris and sorting scrap metal and bricks.
We keep on reconstructing!
Together we can do more!
We are grateful to our partners:
◽️ US-Ukraine Foundation for financing the purchase of construction materials for the reconstruction of houses;
◽️ Hilti for providing tools for work at the sites;
◽️ Vulkan casino for financing the purchase of construction materials to rebuild homes;
◽️ Eurasia, a chain of Japanese and European restaurants, for financing the purchase of construction materials for the restoration of houses and providing volunteers with lunches;
◽️ FASTIV-AUTOTRANS LLC for providing buses for trips to Irpin;
◽️ Dymer village council for providing materials for the immediate reconstruction in Demydiv, as well as for providing accommodation and meals for volunteers;
◽️ Melexis for financing the purchase of construction materials for the restoration of a children’s sports school in Kharkiv;
◽️ UN High Commissioner for Refugees for providing materials for the immediate reconstruction of homes.