Despite bad weather conditions, Dobrobat tirelessly and urgently restores the homes of Ukrainians: this week’s latest news.
The Dobrobat volunteers perpetually repair the houses of Ukrainians destroyed by the russians thinking of the reconstruction of the country and the desire to support the victims. Brave defenders keep fighting for our freedom every minute, but we also have no right to stop. Therefore, we keep our front firmly despite the cold weather and rain. After all, future Victory is our common goal.
Last week, about 350 volunteers helped to repair damaged homes, social infrastructure facilities and landscaping of adjacent territories. Volunteers of the Kyiv Dobrobat battalion started repairing the roof in the house in Hostomel, where a woman and her son lived. The dwelling was damaged due to being hit by an enemy shell. In a few days, the Dobrobat volunteers dismantled all the broken slate, repaired the rafters, installed a waterproofing film and new roofing, and started covering the roof with a metal profile. Media ambassador of Dobrobat Evhen Smorygin came to the location to support. The performer spoke with the audience and sang songs.
In Ivankivka district hospital, volunteers had been fixing a cover in the bomb shelter for six days. Everything to protect patients and hospital staff from possible enemy fire. Emergency recovery at this location is currently in its final stages. Volunteers also helped in Irpin. In particular, they dismantled the rubble of destroyed buildings at three addresses. One of them was prepared for demolition. After the russian occupation, the house could not be restored, so its owner, an older woman, asked for help because she had to stay alone. Her husband is currently being treated for a severe illness abroad, and her daughter is taking care of him. Therefore, volunteers could not refuse help. Moreover, they helped the residents of Makariv. The volunteers dismantled the rubble of a house destroyed by enemy artillery fire: they dismantled damaged walls and cleared the building of debris.
The Chernihiv branch of Dobrobat continues the urgent reconstruction of Yahidne. Last week, 20 volunteers went to the facilities to repair the houses of the Ivanivka community victims. In addition, the volunteers replaced the damaged roofs at two addresses with new metal profile sheets. They also helped one of the multi-apartment buildings: they poured the floor screed, completed the laying of walls, gables, internal partitions, the waterproof sheet, and roofing, and replaced the gutted covering and a new metal profile.
The Kharkiv branch continues to protect the objects of the city’s social infrastructure from complete destruction. In many buildings in Kharkiv, windows were blown out by blast waves due to constant shelling. Therefore, the volunteers covered the window frames with OSB sheets to protect the room from cold and moisture. Last week, Dobrobat volunteers visited four Kharkiv schools. They replaced damaged double-glazed windows with OSB sheets there. Twice for a few days, they went to the de-occupied Izyum. There, volunteers completed the urgent restoration of the roof of the 5th floor.
In Sumy Oblast, Dobrobat volunteers restored the roof of an apartment building in Trostyanets. They mounted ridges and snow guards and covered the roof with a new metal tile. A total of 800 m² of the roof was repaired. Finally, the volunteers helped clear part of the adjacent territory from the debris left after the enemy shelling. The Romny team also travelled to Okhtyrka. There, together with rescuers from the Sumy region, they continued dismantling the rubble of the gutted city council. The volunteers dismantled floor slabs, walls, and old floors; they cleaned the offices and removed garbage. Another branch team helped in the private sector: together with concerned citizens, they dismantled the remains of a destroyed private house. In Romny, they joined the creation of a local shelter for destitute animals, which a zoo volunteer plans to set up in the countryside sector. In particular, the volunteers cleared the areas and cut down old trees, turning them into firewood needed for cooking food for the animals; they also welded pipe corners and fixed fence logs.
In addition, the volunteers of the Sumy Dobrobat battalion once again proved their active citizenship by helping their region’s victims. For two months, they donated blood to raise money for firewood for an older woman from Trostyanets. Volunteers took care of the woman’s comfort in winter and bought a firewood truck for her.
We are immensely proud of the volunteers who do not lose their inspiration and actively participate in the country’s reconstruction. We hold the frontline of reconstruction!
Together we can do so much more!
We appreciate your support:
◽️Office of the President of Ukraine;
◽️ Ministry of Communities and Territories Development for funding the purchase of construction materials for reconstruction in the Ivanivka community;
◽️ The Ministry of Internal Affairs, in particular to the rescuers of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine for their assistance with debris removal in the Sumy Oblast;
◽️People’s Deputy Olha Vasylevska-Smahliuk and Maksym Petliovanyi for organising the reconstruction in Demydiv;
◽️Olena Shvydka, Head of the Ivanivka community, for arranging lodging and meals for volunteers at Yahidne;
◽️Hilti company for providing tools to work on the sites;
◽️NGO Mondo for financing the reconstruction of private houses in Horenka and Hostomel;
◽️Roman Lyashenko for organising the trip to Makariv;
◽️ViknaBud Kyiv and NGO Antey Plus for providing humanitarian food assistance to help the victims.