Moshchun village has been described as “the hero village that stopped the Russian advance
on Kyiv but was destroyed in the process”. It lies northwest of Kyiv and saw heavy fighting in
the early days of the Russian aggression with around 80% of the village destroyed. Lives
were lost, homes destroyed and hearts and minds broken. Many of the villagers want to go
back home but have nothing to return to.
Leighton Linslade Rotary and the Rotary Clubs of Beds, Bucks and Herts are supporting the
Rotary clubs of Ivano-Frankivsk and Kyiv-City in Ukraine in their urgent efforts to provide
pre-fabricated modular homes for around 300 families to enable them to return home.
Why so urgent? Because the first snows arrive in October and these families need to
prepare for the long, harsh winter that is just a matter of weeks away.
Each temporary home, complete with essentials like fridge, beds, heater, table, etc. costs
USD 12,500 and can house 2 adults and 2 children.
We are appealing to anyone who is interested in making a donation, large or small, to
follow the attached link .
Our community has done so much already to help Ukraine and we are truly grateful for your
support. With your help Moshchun village will become a symbol of hope and an example of
what is possible when people all over the world work together to help those in dire need.
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