“Dobrobat” on guard of urgent reconstruction – we are getting stronger every day
Last week about 350 volunteers joined in the immediate rebuilding of the country. Kyiv Dobrobat battalion helped the victims in Demydiv, Horenka, Hostomel, Velyka Dymerka, Moschun and Irpin. In Demydiv, volunteers continue to repair the homes of locals. Every day groups of 10 volunteers fix broken roofs. They do it to provide the Demydiv residents' homes warmth and protection in cold weather. Roof repairs also continue at the home of a single older woman from Velyka Dymerka. As a consequence of the Russian occupation of the village, Kateryna's home was significantly damaged. Volunteers are now restoring the damaged roof and fixing the destroyed pediment. In the future, it is planned to replace the broken windows.
Dobrobat started the urgent restoration of three houses, and the Estonian NGO Mondo financed the repair. Volunteers are already restoring the roof and installing windows in two houses in Horenka and one in Hostomel. In addition, volunteers came to the aid of the residents of Moschun and Irpin. The teams helped to remove debris and dismantle the remains of walls in private houses destroyed by enemy shelling.
The urgent reconstruction of Chernihiv Oblast continues with the support of the Ministry of Communities and Territories Development. Volunteers repair roofs, install new windows, fix slopes, and partially lay walls in the houses of victims from Yahidne, Kolychivka, and Ivanivka.
In Kharkiv Oblast, Dobrobat visited one of the city schools this week to fix broken windows so that rain does not get inside and does not ruin it. This time our volunteers covered over 100 windows with OSB boards. They also helped de-occupied Izyum and Korobochkin. Izyum residents asked to board up windows in houses damaged due to the Russian occupation. Volunteers of the Kharkiv branch helped residents to board up the broken windows with OSB boards. Oleg Synehubov, head of the Kharkiv Oblast Military Administration, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, and Yuri Golyk, coordinator of the Velyke Budivnytstvo (Big Construction) national program, came to Izyum to communicate with the volunteers and support the victims. Dobrobat, from now on, will immediately restore the country with the Office of the President of Ukraine's support. The authorities and volunteers unite to speed up the urgent reconstruction of the country together.
In the Sumy Oblast, Dobrobat volunteers dismantled the rubble of the destroyed private house in Trostyanets. Together with the rescuers of the Sumy State Emergency Service, they cleaned the area and removed the debris. Also, the reconstruction of eight apartments where older adults live continues. Furthermore, Romny and Sumy Dobrobat's volunteers continued to restore the roof, fix the water-proof sheet and roofing, and cover it with new metal tiles. They have already repaired about 540m² of roofing in four weeks.
This week the United News Telethon premiered the documentary Vtrachenyi Dim (Lost House). Everyone who watched it could donate to help rebuild Irpin's homes. In addition, you can make a charitable contribution on the dobro.ua platform in the Projects — Community and Ukraine support — New House section.
Dobrobat's slogan is "Fighting together, rebuilding together. Each of us has our front, where we must help into full force and not give the enemy a single chance. That's why Dobrobat, together with "Made in Ukraine", launched the "Zigrii" (Warm Up) movement to warm our defenders with handmade warm things. The initiative aims to provide as many Ukrainian soldiers in the cold trenches as possible with things knitted with love. Everyone can support the charitable movement "Zigrii", particularly by donating yarn from which the Ukrainians will create knitted warmth for the defenders.
In addition, Dobrobat volunteers listened to a lecture about modern construction technologies as part of the buildit.lab educational project. This is the first, but not the last joint event with the buildit.lab team, thank you for the initiative to train our volunteers, introduce modern technologies and improve the restoration process of the deoccupied Ukrainian cities.
Traditionally, we thank all our volunteers for their kind hearts and deeds. We are grateful to our partners for their support:
◽️The Ministry of Communities and Territories Development for funding the purchase of construction materials for the Ivanivka community reconstruction;
◽️Office of the President of Ukraine;
◽️Municipal Enterprise Residential Housing “Irpin” and Dmytro Sukhomlyn for the provided equipment for the debris clean up and transport to Irpin;
◽️Michael Vasylevsky Charity Foundation and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for providing construction materials for the Kozarovychi site;
◽️People’s Deputy Olha Vasylevska-Smahliuk and Maksym Petliovanyi for organising the reconstruction in Kozarovychi and Demydiv;
◽️Volodymyr Pidkurganny, head of the Dymer community, and Natalia Kalchenko, the deputy of the Dymer community, for organising accommodation and meals for the volunteers at Morewell;
◽️Olena Shvydka, Head of the Ivanivka community, for arranging lodging and meals for volunteers at Yahidne;
◽️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;
◽️Hilti company for providing tools to work on the sites;
◽️Foundation “Partnership for a Strong Ukraine” for providing materials for the windows repair in the Irpin lyceum;
◽️NGO Mondo for financing the reconstruction of private houses in Horenka and Hostomel;
◽️Roman Lyashenko for organizing the trip to Makariv;
◽️buildit.lab for holding lectures on modern construction for our volunteers;
◽️dobro.ua for posting information about collecting donations to rebuild damaged homes.