We removed the rubble and repaired houses, a water tower, an art school, and a youth sports school: Dobrobat reports on a week of reconstruction
Every single day, Ukrainians affirm their national values and build their strength. The fight on the battlefield continues with the struggle against losses, disasters, and destruction.
And then, people close to you show their support and help and come to the rescue. Dobrobat volunteers remain a reliable backup for people who lost their homes due to the Russian invasion.
Last week about 250 volunteers helped the affected residents of Kyiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia regions.
At the sites, they repaired roofs, installed windows, cleared rubble, and eliminated the consequences of enemy shelling.
In Kyiv region, a team of volunteers cleared the destroyed house of a family from Hostomel from the rubble. The house caught fire after being hit, so the family could not save their possessions. During two visits, the volunteers dismantled the walls and cleaned the area by removing the rubble. They helped an older woman from Hostomel and a family from Irpin. Their homes were destroyed over a year ago, at the very beginning of the full-scale invasion. On-site, the volunteers dismantled the damaged structures and cleared the ruins of their homes.
Besides, Kyiv Dobrobat volunteers have completed the urgent restoration of the Demydiv water tower, which supplies the village with drinking water. The military actions damaged the structure during the fighting for the village. The repair of the damaged building lasted for two weeks in a row. The volunteers restored the damaged walls, installed the new windows, and repaired the roof and water tank.
Dobrobat volunteers repaired broken windows in children’s and youth sports school #2 in Kharkiv region. Blast waves from enemy hits had damaged the school premises. In particular, window frames and glass panes were deformed or completely shattered. Dobrobat repaired and installed new windows at the facility for four days in a row. In total, they replaced more than 60 double-glazed windows and about 10 sandwich panels. In addition, they completely replaced a section of five windows and repaired the mounting frames. Everything was done to enable the young athletes to return to training quickly.
Sumy and Romny Dobrobats are helping selflessly to eliminate the consequences of enemy shelling in Trostyanets and Okhtyrka. Volunteers from the two branches have joined their efforts to speed up the process of clearing the debris from a multi-story building in Trostyanets. All the apartments in the building were destroyed by fire. The Dobrobat team has already cleared the rubble from the first through fourth floors. They are currently finishing clearing the fifth floor. Volunteers also continued to restore the windows in the Okhtyrka art school. The team of Sumy Dobrobat mounted new window structures on the school’s premises, which were damaged by the debris. This time they replaced 20 square meters of window glazing.
In the Zaporizhzhya region, volunteers visited the village of Rozumivka, shelled by Russian invaders the day before. About ten houses were damaged by the enemy missile attack. Zaporizhzhia Dobrobat volunteers went to the village for two days in a row to help the victims. Here, they boarded up the broken windows with OSB panels and covered the roof of an older woman’s house with protective film. They also cleared the surrounding area of debris. At another site, they removed the yard of construction debris. From now on, the volunteers will continue to help the affected residents of Rozumivka.
Kherson Dobrobats also cleared the rubble. This week a team of volunteers arrived in Posad Pokrovsky to help an elderly couple and a family with small children. Constant russian shelling damaged their homes severely. The volunteers cleared the debris from the houses, partially dismantled them, and laid bricks.
In the Mykolaiv region, urgent reconstruction is also in full swing. A team of volunteers repaired the roof of a house in Prybuzke village that blast waves had damaged. The volunteers cleared the top off construction debris, completely removed the old ceiling, replaced several crate beams, and installed a new slate. In Ukrainka village, the volunteers completely restored an older woman’s roof and repaired the beams and crate. In Mykolaiv, eight more windows were installed on the second and third floors of a local school building damaged by S-300 hits.
Step by step, together, we are bringing the Victory closer! We are grateful to Dobrobat volunteers for their dedication to the common cause!
We thank our partners:
◽️ The US-Ukraine Foundation for financing the purchase of construction materials to rebuild homes;
◽️ Hilti company for providing tools for work on the sites;
◽️ Vulkan casino for financing the purchase of construction materials for houses reconstruction;
◽️ Eurasia, a chain of Japanese and European restaurants, for funding the purchase of construction materials to rebuild homes and providing volunteers with lunch;
◽️ FASTIV-AUTOTRANS LLC for providing buses for trips to Irpin;
◽️ Dymer village council for providing materials for urgent reconstruction in Demydiv, as well as accommodation and meals for volunteers
◽️ Melexis for funding the purchase of construction materials for the reconstruction of homes in Kharkiv region;
◽️ UN High Commissioner for Refugees for providing materials for the immediate reconstruction of homes