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Shelter Ukraine helping people with disabilities

🇺🇦 Shelter Ukraine helping people with disabilities

In peacetime, Ternopil NGO «Ya Zmozhu» (I Can) helped people with disabilities. They are currently setting up two shelters for internally displaced persons, one with 8 rooms and the other with 2. The premises can accommodate up to 40 people who decided to leave dangerous areas.

🎯 Through the funds of the grant, they managed to purchase boilers for heating water, faucets for kitchens and bathrooms, washing machines, refrigerators, and microwave ovens.

The head of the organization Ivanna Khomitska notes that there are many shelters in Ternopil, so it is very important that people with disabilities can use them. That is why the two rooms on the ground floor will be equipped to be comfortable for people who move in wheelchairs.

🔹 Additionally, «Ya Zmozhu» (I Can) provides logistics services: meeting people for settlement and transportation to another place, transportation of goods for the premises equipment, delivery of household goods, and food.

We have contacted Maria, who lives in Kremenchuk, Poltava region. She and her family and friends stayed in Ternopil for one night: «We decided to go to Poland during the war because we have children with disabilities who need constant treatment and rehabilitation. We were staying at home during the first month, hoping that soon everything would be over and we would return to our normal lives. There was no military action in our city, but regular air raid sirens frightened children. In addition, due to their health problems, it was difficult to go to the shelter, so we spent most of the time in the hallway of our apartment. However, we needed to continue treatment, so we left. We stayed in Ternopil for the night, we were given rooms, we were fed and even got contacts of volunteers in Poland who help with the search for rehabilitation and clinics. Now we are here, undergoing an examination».

We thank the team of the NGO «Ya Zmozhu» (I Can) for such a rapid and high-quality transformation of activities, for their humanity and kindness, for faith in victory and for accepting nothing less. We will win because we are together and we have motivation! 💙 🇺🇦

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