Why is it important?
The first and top priority of the project was raising money to buy electrical generators for the 79th Separate Airmobile Brigade paratroopers.
After a massive MLRSs “Grad” attack, the brigade’s generators were seriously damaged and the need to replace them became clear.
With the help of sympathetic Mykolaiv residents the needed money was raised and the necessary new generators were bought. Also recently, chainsaws were purchased, which will help to cut trees for the arrangement of trench coverings.
Still remaining is funds that need to be raised for equipment repair, new fatigues, humanitarian aid and much-much more…
So, the Help 79 project was expanded. We also understood, that we cannot focus only on the needs of the 79 th Brigade. There are other military units in Mykolaiv that are taking part in the ATO and while we can’t help everyone, we’ll try to prioritize. Thus we hope for your support!
We will increase the budget gradually because of increasing needs and updates to the list of required items.
What is the money raised for?
We have already done an enormous amount of work, but the needs of the army still remain huge, because its combat capacity has been largely eroded to nothing for the past 23 years. To restore it in half a year is almost impossible. While we sleep in warm beds, soldiers are spending every night in cold dugouts or standing on roadblocks.
We continue raising money for equipment that will help heat dugouts and for warm clothes for soldiers. The treatment of colds, flu, pneumonia, hypothermia and other cold-related complications will be more expensive. Thousands of fighters have already caught colds.
To keep soldiers warm we need:
1. Thermal pad
1. Heat guns
2. Potbelly stoves
3. Thermal underwear
4. Warm socks
7. Fleece balaclavas
8. Felt boots
Also we continue to gather provision, medicines, clothes, personal hygiene items and other equipment. The list is regularly updated.
For convenience we’ve arranged volunteer tents across the city of Mykolaiv for fund raising help. Our tents are white with an emblem. At the tents people can donate items from the list or give money for diesel generators. This money will be transferred to the general account of the charitable foundation, and we are going to report on all running expenses, demonstrating bank receipts regularly.
The location of tents will be changed periodically, but the route is fixed. the crossroads of Lenin Avenue and Komsomolska, Dzerdjynskogo, Sadova and Radyanska streets, as well as 8th of March Street next to Kolos Market/Peremogy Square. A permanent tent will be set up on the crossroads of Radyanska Street and Lenin Avenue, next to Aval bank.
Tent opening hours:
– Mon-Fri: 5 pm – 8 pm
– Sat-Sun: 8 am – 4 pm*
*For any questions call the project manager.
The list of needed provisions, medicines, personal hygiene items, clothes and equipment is below.
Army biscuits, bagels
Hygiene and necessities
Toothpaste and toothbrushes
Shaving cream and aftershave
Bed-linen (can be second-hand)
Batteries (very much needed)
Tents (not bright colored)
Optical and vision devices
Drip systems G18
Analgesics (Noshpa, Spazmalgon, Ketanov)
Anti fungal agents (Klothrimazol)
Intestinal remedies (Loperamid)
Individual anti-chemical packages (except for Lubnifarm)