Latest Update – November 2023
Greetings to all at Link to Hope. Thank you very much for your support to document people in Ukraine. With the ongoing situation in the country and especially after the explosion of the Kahovka hydroelectric power station, we have many refugees from the Kherson region whose homes were flooded and documents were lost.
I have been involved in taking up to four people every week to restore their documents. I was able to pay for these thanks to your project and your support. These people were able to obtain their documents and also receive a special certificate as internally displaced persons and receive government payments.
I am very pleased and inspired that you support this project. I helped document a woman whose house exploded and was burning. She ran out with a bag of documents, which were burning, and her passport was charred. We helped her restore her documents.
We also helped a man whose family were killed in shelling restore his documents. He decided to stay in Kherson with his dog until the power station was blown up and flooding started. He then decided to evacuate but was not allowed to go by bus, as his dog did not have a muzzle, so he walked from Kherson to Odessa. He met volunteers there who connected him with me and I helped him arrange his documentation.
This man didn’t give up and now lives in a small country house and works and is helping others get their documents. Recently, he arranged documents for a girl named Varvara, whose mother has cancer and has had to stop medical treatment. The girl received her documents and can now move forward in her life.
We still have enough resources, so we continue our work and once again, I would like to say thank you because during the war, this project has become even more relevant as many people lose their documents and need them to be restored. Restoring these documents requires a fee and additional fines to be paid. All of this is done quickly, and I actively participate in it, thanks to your support. Please extend my heartfelt thanks to all the sponsors and those who have participated in this project.