In the last weeks, a lot of beautiful and joyful events have been happening. And it is important for us to notice this. The manifestations of mercy, wisdom and unity come all around us and, in the most decisive moments, remind us what means to be a human in these unprecedented times.
Over the whole planet, people are helping their neighbors, buy and prepare food for those in need. The volunteers and organizations feed free of charge the doctors fighting the pandemic at the forefront, bring groceries and free lunches to families who need help.
In some countries, the military hostilities are stopped to insure the food delivery to the poor. In some countries, the migrants and refugees are granted a residence permit, including access to free medical care and social benefits …
The volunteers of Diaconia, like all people, act as the changed conditions imply and accept the challenges of the time. Below are excerpts from the reports of the coordinators over the past months:
We have helped B. family with the purchase and delivery of food while they were in the apartment. A week ago, Sasha was put to the hospital for another course of therapy. We keep in touch, inquire about their needs, offer help. Nothing special is required yet. We have brought money for insurance to three families and sponsor assistance to four families that live in the elderly house. We maintain constant telephone communication with each family. Unfortunately, we are not yet allowed to enter the hostel. The children and mothers rushed into the hostel yard when our volunteers have arrived. It was so clear that everyone was bored without communication. We have kept the necessary distance. Moving families to the temporary apartments is being postponed due to the upcoming major overhaul of the building.
The prayer group of our parish during the entire Lenten read Psalterium at home, for the health of the sick, including all our care-receivers, and for the rest of the children passed away. We have decided to continue this joint prayer also after fasting, we have resumed it at the end of the Bright Week.
Many thanks to the coordinator and volunteers of the Essen group for their prompt reaction and the swift organization of assistance with translation for our Dima! How important it is to know that we all, being in various cities of Germany, hold our hands tightly. This support is invaluable.
In April , Sasha P. and Yaroslav B. have been helped in Munich. Sasha and the mother got back to Dortmund, while Yaroslav and his mother returned home to Sochi. Owing to the sponsors, two families have been paid for their accommodation in Ronald’s House. We help the A. family as before. At Easter, we managed to convey small presents to the care-receivers.
In April, we have send a parcel to our care-receivers in Russia, and helped with a translation to a care-receiver of Cologne group.
In April, we have helped with the translations to those who have already had the treatment or could arrive on time for one, we have translated 24 pages. Many thanks to our translators, it is so important, whatever the situation, to respond and find time to help a neighbor!
In total, in March and April, Diaconia has supported 8 families of suffering children in Germany and 2 families in Russia. We have also paid for the stay during treatment for Sasha Provotvorov,7 y.o., cancer, Gatchina, Russia and the debt for the treatment of Daniil Spiridonov, 17 y.o., cerebral palsy, Lipetsk, Russia.
We thank everyone who has found time and money to help others in such a difficult time!
In June, our help is awaited by:
On March 10-20, the second period of the Dobro More rehabilitation program has been held in Montenegro. You can watch the video about the event at out site or following the link: https://youtu.be/IrpQsMnLutE
I know it seems improbable now, yet I am sure that Dobro More project is needed and will develop swiftly! According to responses of the colleagues and participants, the project is unique. However, we need our own spot very much! The price of this issue is about EUR 500,000. I would greatly appreciate organizational, financial and informational assistance. Please write to me to firstname.lastname@example.org, call at +49 178 5408805!
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We are looking for sponsors to buy a house for Dobro More rehabilitation center in Montenegro, as well as volunteers for the program organization team; (IT) professionals for the technical support departments for Diaconia and Dobro More; co-workers for the PR department of DobroMore (newsletters, social networks, etc.) For details: email@example.com
Volunteer Day 2020 – Online
Our 6th Volunteer Day that was scheduled to be held in Hamburg on July 4, goes online. Everybody who wants to participate in a super-motivating and unique event of the international scale, to wants help us and our care-receivers – you are welcome to join! The program is known, the registration is open at our website.
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HURRY TO DO GOOD!
I wish health to you all! Take care of yourself and your loved ones!
I embrace you heartily,
Yours Alina Titova