Shakhtar sent power generators to Kherson and Lviv
Friday, January 20, 2023
The first results of humanitarian initiative of the club and EFDN
FC Shakhtar and the European Football for Development Network launch the European Football Powers Up Ukraine project at the end of the previous year, a campaign to collect power generators for the residents of Ukraine. Many European football clubs have already joined the initiative and the first 60 power generators were delivered to Ukraine in January owing to logistic support of the Legia Warsaw Foundation (Fundacja Legii).
The day before, FC Shakhtar sent 20 power generators to the City of Power public organization in Kherson and 10 more power generators for the Ukrainian Friends Foundation, modular houses for the IDPs in Lviv.
The club provides targeted aid too. 7 kW electric generator was given to the Centre for Development of Special Children “I Believe in You” public organization where about 200 children with mental disorders undergo treatment. It will provide the centre with electricity and heating during emergency or planned power outages.
Yuliia Burda, Director of the Centre for Development of Special Children “I Believe in You”:
– Children and I are very grateful to Ukrainian FC Shakhtar for helping us with a high-power generator. Now it is warm here, we can cook and we there is no fear of the dark during a blackout. Thank you all and best regards from all of us!
Another power generator was delivered to the family from Volia-Vysotska (Lviv Oblast) where 7 children were left without parents and 19-year-old elder sister Yelyzaveta took them into her care. Shakhtar has already provided aid to this family earlier by allocating means for accommodation and heating system repair in the autumn.
Yelyzaveta Petrova, guardian of 6 children:
– Our family really needs a generator also because children now often study remotely and online lessons require stable Internet connection and power supply. Besides, when there is electricity, children can calmly do their regular things or play without worrying that they will have to spend the evening under a flashlight. We thank Shakhtar for support that gives us both moral and physical strength. This is a really great help.
One power generator was also given to the family from Shevchenkove (Kyiv Oblast) where 2 brothers – 6-year-old Serafym and 13-year-old Tymofii – were left without parents. Their mother and father were shot by the occupiers. Currently, the boys reside with their aunt. Shakhtar has previously provided the family with financial aid, purchased household appliances, bought materials and paid for the reconstruction of the house roof.
Goal of the European Football Powers Up Ukraine campaign is to collect 160 generators minimum for Ukrainians, i.e., one from each EFDN member club.