May is the month when our volunteers and program participants were introduced to wonderful spring holidays such as Lag ba Omer and Shavuot. We also continue to spend educational time for the elderly and children, and to hold the long-awaited actions of the Day of Good Deeds, an event that everyone has been waiting for.
Good Deeds Day
Volunteers painted eco-bags that will be delivered on May 30 to drivers and paramedics of ambulances as a token of gratitude for the fight against Covid-19! On this day, 2 sessions of master classes were held so that everyone could paint 20 eco-bags without endangering themselves and keeping a distance. We take into account all security measures in carrying out all promotions! 10 volunteers have already taken part in the first stage of the action, the master class was conducted by the volunteer coordinator E. Nyagu.
This holiday is moving away from us every year, but we must never forget about those heroic deeds that our ancestors performed in the name of freedom, honor and a prosperous life.
May the echoes of the war remain only in books and films, and may pride for the heroic deeds of the heroes of the Fatherland live in our hearts.
Issuance of humanitarian aid.
On 11.05 and 23.05, humanitarian aid (things, shoes, dishes) was handed out for wards and members of the Jewish Community.
Humanitarian aid was provided by the sponsor of the Charity Center JSC “Aici Рentru Tine”.
Volunteers of the “Origins of Mercy” project took an active part in informing clients about the day and time of issue, as well as in the very issue of humanitarian aid.
05/06/2021 a creative workshop for the manufacture of gift boxes for congratulating the elderly on Victory Day was held.
Volunteers of the “Origins of Mercy” project with great trepidation made boxes to congratulate 1 veteran and 6 former ghetto prisoners. Wrapping paper, glue, cardboard, ribbons and a little bit of work – the result is very cute boxes that are filled with sweet treats. In the process of work, they talked about the events of the Great Patriotic War, recalled stories from the family chronicle of volunteers, because this war touched almost every family.
On May 7, volunteers of the “Origins of Mercy” project congratulated 1 veteran of the Great Patriotic War and 6 former ghetto prisoners on behalf of Hesed and the volunteer movement.
Attention and care is the least that we can give to these wonderful people – people who have gone through difficult trials, but continue to inspire us with their temper, character and wisdom!
Among those who received congratulations was Anna Vasilievna Fashko, a veteran of the Great Patriotic War. Next year Anna Vasilievna will celebrate her 100th anniversary! In 1941 she was 22 years old. It’s time to love and start a family, but order the war differently. She was working on the collective farm in Mogilev-Podolsky when the Romanians broke in. They rounded up young girls, among whom was Anna Vasilievna, locked up on an old farm and forced them to work in the fields. After about a month, she fled and joined the Soviet partisans. Throughout the war, Anna Vasilievna worked in the army’s subsidiary farm – she fed the Soviet soldiers. I met the long-awaited victory in Hungary.
The volunteers presented the elderly with gifts on behalf of Hesed, and also presented beautiful boxes of sweets, made with the soul, by the hands of volunteers. And of course, many warm words and heartfelt congratulations were said.
On May 13, a working online meeting with volunteers on planning activities for the near future took place.
During the zoom conference, we once again recalled important aspects of accompanying the elderly by phone, coordinated the upcoming actions within the “Congratulations” project, discussed upcoming volunteer events and actions.
Good deeds day in Rybnitsa
On May 23, Rybnitsa volunteers joined the worldwide Good Deeds Day movement.
We spent Sunday cleaning in the courtyard of a wonderful, kind person – Tatiana Ryshanovskaya. Unfortunately, Tatyana’s husband recently suffered a stroke, so not only caring for her husband, but all household chores fell on the shoulders of this woman.
5 volunteers and 1 coordinator took part in the action. In 4 hours of hard work, we painted the gate, removed weeds and branches, chopped and stacked firewood, poured sand, whitewashed the trees and planted flowers.
It is rightly said that labor ennobles! And also fresh air, May bloom, sincere conversations, mint tea, and most importantly – satisfaction from the work done!
Lecture “Physical activity in the prevention of coronavirus”
On May 27, a lecture for the elderly will be held with a volunteer of the “Origins of Mercy” project – a physical rehabilitation instructor.
The volunteer will talk about the role of physical activity in the life of an elderly person, about the impact on the protective functions of the body in the context of the prevention of coronavirus and other diseases. Shows a set of simple but useful exercises. The topic of rehabilitation after the postponed coronavirus will also be touched upon.
Happy birthday to the elderly
In May, Hesed’s elderly clients continue to receive congratulations from volunteers.
The volunteers have already congratulated the 8 May birthday people on their birthday, and two more will also not be left without attention this month. A postcard made by the hands of caring people and a sweet present are, of course, so little, but at the same time so much for a person to feel that they are thinking about him!