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On the eve of the Christ Resurrection, all retirees from Hlukhiv, Hlukhiv district, and UTC received food packages, including a fragrant Easter cake.
  • 15.04.2020
  • newspaper "Nedelya"
2020

On Easter Eve, retirees received goods from a team of associates. 

On the eve of the Christ Resurrection, all retirees from Hlukhiv, Hlukhiv district, and UTC received food packages, including a fragrant Easter cake. Starting from the weekend, dozens of volunteers distributed and delivered packages of cereals, sugar and butter to addresses. In Hlukhiv these days there is a lot of chatter about unexpected help: who is the initiator, who will receive, what to do for those people who were not at home?

We asked the secretary of the city council, Yurij Burlaka, to comment this situation. Before he said that at this difficult time for the city and the country as a whole, a team of associates rallied and decided to support the vulnerable category during the epidemic – retirees. Therefore, all residents of the city who are over 65 years old will receive food sets with Easter cakes.

– Hlukhiv was alone with its problems for a long time, and this is not an exaggeration. It seemed that the city voluntarily left for self-isolation 4 years ago, discarding any opportunity for teamwork. I think it’s the time to unite. Member of Parliament Andrii Derkach initiated the “Prosper thy neighbour” campaign, his charity foundation “Our Future” promptly began preparations.

Deputies of the Sumy Regional Council Oleg Boyarintsev and Nadija Vaylo declared their readiness to join in; a huge contribution was made by the “Krolevets Feed Mill”, represented by the director Alexander Andrushchenko.

This campaign was held not only in Hlukhiv: a socially responsible business, dozens of assistants and volunteers from all regions and the district’s UTC joined it. I will be honest, we all received an extraordinary charge, communicating with people, at the same time heard about their problems, listened to a million orders. On behalf of our team, I wish you all continued health and Happy Easter! – said Yurij Burlaka..

Archbishop Roman, the administrator of the Konotop-Hlukhiv diocese, blessed such an Easter campaign; he also conveyed to everyone the blessing and confidence that with God’s help we would pass this quarantine test.

Of course, in such a large-scale campaign, various circumstances arise, for example, volunteers were not able to reach someone. According to the reception, you do not have to worry, later you can contact for clarification. No documents on the status of children of war, disability, recipients of subsidies are needed.

We recall, in addition to Hlukhiv, retirees of the Krolevets region, Putivl region, Konotop region, Yampol region, Seredin-Budsk region receive food packages these days.