The receivers sent last December and January have arrived safely and have been distributed. There are still at least two packages in transit and another on my kitchen counter waiting to go out.
Good afternoon! Reporting on the radio Yesterday we distributed 27 receivers in the villages. People were very pleased, because it is expensive for old people to buy such a device. They cost about $20 right now. For the village, this is a lot of money. The remaining 13 radios I gave to my friend Anton (he is on video). He works for the International Medical Corps and often visits front-line villages, where there is no communication or electricity at all. He will distribute radio in such places. Give Paul a huge, huge thank you from the old folks! Here is a video from yesterday’s trip https://t.me/yukhnovets_r/813 I see on the application that one package has not yet arrived. I’m waiting for it and I’ll write to you right away Dyakuyu!❤️
Returned from the villages The ground froze again, so we reached all the addresses. In addition to the reinforced food package, they brought radios to the old people, which Paul sent from the USA, for which many thanks to him! This is really a super important thing in a permanent blackout. Most of the radio was distributed, Anton will take the rest to the de-occupied villages of the Kharkov region Grandmother Katya timidly asked me to find some scraps of boards for her so that she could put together a shed and start chickens in the spring. Her past farm was completely burned down. Let’s make her a shed for sure Grandfather Pasha, like a child, was delighted with the radio. His last receiver fell and stopped working. Now he will follow the news from the front around the clock Two grandmothers of a neighbor were more impressed not by the opportunity to listen to the news, but by music radio stations. We will, he says, dance both in the hut and in the garden in the spring Grandmother Vera from Bervitsy cooked zrazy with cabbage for our arrival, grandmother Raya from Mokrets made dumplings with liver, and Nadezhda Ivanovna from Grebelki baked pies with apple and poppy seeds. Everything is very tasty. If someone needs recipes – write. Next time I will ask for you Galina Nikolaevna’s son came from the front. Just for a day, but even from this she cheered up and rejuvenated Grandfather Grisha fulfilled the order and cured his grandmother in a week. We met in a good mood and were touched for a long time, looking at the photo of Polina. In general, all the old people are waiting for her and Marusya to visit in the spring, they worry during the shelling of Kyiv as if they were relatives Nadezhda Ivanovna and aunt Olya also recovered. feel good Orthodox crosses are painted on every door in the houses. This priest went to the huts of old people at baptism We delivered another batch of products, took lists of necessary medicines for the next week in three villages, conveyed greetings from you to everyone Minus 340 days of war, which means we are 340 days closer to Victory Everything will be Ukraine!
We raised enough money to send 100 of these little AM/FM radios to Ukraine, plus one AM/FM/LW/SW set for the medical organization. I would like to thank everyone who donated generously to the cause.
We also sent along several large bottles of Ibuprofen, multi-vitamins and many packages of seeds for springtime vegetable gardens.
It is really important that we remember these people and what they are going through. When I see pictures and videos like this, it strengthens my resolve; we cannot let the sociopathic bullies win.
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Bravo! You’re wonderful and this is a reminder there’s great people in our world who care about others, even those who are strangers half a world away.
Thank you Paul for all you do for these poor people,
my heart goes out them and you.
Thank you very much
the video really hits hard such a shame.
Ed, these older folks are living out in the villages because they don’t want to leave. They are pretty resilient and thankfully, people like Roman (our friend in Ukraine) are around to bring them food and check on things. I am happy that they can have a bit of news or listen to music when the power goes out, which is often.
Two questions – Did spare batteries get left to go with the radios? I imagine this could be just as important as the radio itself.
Second – are you continuing to take donations to potentially send more radios in the future?
Lorne – yes spare batteries were supplied with the radios and we are sending more packs of AA batteries in the next shipment (hopefully tomorrow). The GoFundMe will stay open until about the middle of February, then I will close it.
This is awesome! Well done, Paul!
Thank you, Gary. It is heartwarming to read about the various reactions when these radios are distributed. These people need a lot of help and a small radio is a tiny thing. However, listening to music or the news when the electricity is out is a great moral booster.
Surely some of the domestic broadcasters are off the air due to a lack of staff, facilities, and/ or power. Let’s hope the pirate broadcasters step up and fill the void.
Lou, the real problem is rolling power cuts. During the blackouts, everything goes down; mobile phones, mobile data, internet service, etc. The public broadcaster has been working to secure generators and or restore service with temporary transmitter sites (if the transmitter or tower has been destroyed by the occupiers). I don’t know anything about pirate broadcasters or if they even exist at this moment in Ukraine.