The Red Cross of Ukraine, with the support of the Coca-Cola Foundation, provided IDPs with sleeping kits and a generator
A modular town for internally displaced persons in the city of Lviv received a generator with a capacity of 55 kW, which will ensure uninterrupted power supply, water heating and heating, since all engineering systems of the town work on electricity. In addition, 1,410 sleeping sets were given to the residents of the town, each of which contains a blanket, a pillow, a set of bed linen and a towel. Humanitarian aid was brought to the town by the Ukrainian Red Cross thanks to a grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation. A total of 54 generators and 5,000 sleeping sets were purchased within the framework of this project for Ukrainian communities and Ukrainians affected by the war. The modular town for immigrants in the Sykhiv district of Lviv is the largest in the city and is designed for 1,400 people. Most of the residents are people from the frontline areas of eastern Ukraine. “We just didn’t have enough of these things, which are in the sleeping sets that were given to us,” says Yuliya Kovalivska, a migrant from the village of Dovgenka, Izyum district, Kharkiv region. In the village where she lived with her son, at the beginning of the full-scale invasion, fierce battles took place. “Almost everything in the village has been destroyed, the entire settlement. There are no homes left,” the woman says. Before the war, Yulia worked as an artist and sent paintings abroad. In the plans to return to work, it is admitted that Lviv can become a new home for them and their son. “The request for sleeping sets came from the modular town,” confirmed the head of the Lviv regional organization of the Red Cross Society of Ukraine, Ivan Semerak. Thanks to the partnership with the Coca-Cola Company System in Ukraine, the Red Cross of Ukraine has the opportunity to meet this need. On behalf of the community of the city of Lviv, Ihor Kobryn, the head of the Social Protection Department of the Lviv City Council, thanked the partners for the many years of cooperation and assistance provided. He reported that the modular city was in dire need of a powerful generator, which they received. “All heating is electric, even if there are no problems with electricity in the country, there are still various cases and the generator is never idle here,” said the head of the department. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, this is not the first joint humanitarian aid. “In winter, Coca-Cola brought 70,000 food kits to Ukraine for residents of affected communities and internally displaced persons, and now the Coca-Cola Foundation is strengthening institutions that host internally displaced persons – modular towns, dormitories, hospitals, boarding schools, outpatient clinics and others, providing with their blankets, pillows, bed linen and generators. Also, electric generators will go to communities in different parts of Ukraine. This will make communities less vulnerable and more protected, more resistant to challenges,” says Andriy Bublyk, director of corporate relations and sustainable development at Coca -Cola HBC in Ukraine, Armenia and Moldova. The support provided to the Sykhiv modular town is part of the large-scale assistance implemented by the Coca-Cola Company System in cooperation with the Red Cross Society of Ukraine. Starting from February 2022, the Coca-Cola Company System, together with the Coca-Cola Foundation, allocated more than 20 million US dollars for humanitarian aid and support for the company’s employees working in Ukraine.
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