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  Areas, Europe, Stories

A timely break

Nadia is a loving mother in Ukraine who has received help from the Food Pak ministry at a critical time.  Her husband is disabled and unable to work.  She has two boys, Vlad, who is eight, and Denis, who is three. As our local volunteers began to visit Nadia’s family, they learned about Denis’ physical condition and need.  The young boy has a condition called congenital Symphalangia in his hands and feet.  His individual fingers and toes need to be separated by surgery.  For the problem to be corrected, Denis will require ten surgeries, each costing $400 USD. The average salary for a  ...

  Europe, Stories

Meet Olga from Belarus

Olga is a working mom, who strives every day to provide for her family.  Her husband, Alexander, also works hard at home, to take care of their son, Vladik.  Vladik is handicapped, but it wasn’t always that way. Vladik was riding in a car driven by the parent of a friend.  The parent had a heart attack while driving and crashed. Immediately, Vladik’s life changed, as he sustained a severe spinal cord injury.  He now lives confined to a wheelchair or the bed.   Recently, the family was visited by one of our local volunteers.  The volunteer’s son was in the same class as Vladik and  ...

  Europe, Fundraising

STARTING THEM YOUNG

Meet our youngest donor yet- Eva! At only 10 years old, Eva is rocking the boat with her donating game! I mean we all probably attended a Halloween party or two, but how many of us can say that we raised enough money to provide 848 meals for people in need internationally while we were at it? Probably not many of us, but Eva sure can!  Last Halloween, she hosted a special party, where she requested that her friends bring donations. In exchange, she created goody bags  and baked sugarless blood cookies which she gave to her guests. Once she collected these donations, Eva chose to give them  ...

  Areas, Europe, Stories

The Hoshim family in Tajikistan has been experiencing great hardship for some time now. Their father moved to Russia to look for work but unfortunately, he rarely sends money back, leaving the family to provide for themselves. With five young children, the mother, Svetlana, is busy just trying to take care of her little ones. The oldest boy, Ikrom, who is not even ten years old, now feels the heavy burden of providing for his family. Through our capable partners, one of our local volunteers has been able to start visiting them to provide help. He has built a relationship with the members  ...

  Areas, Europe, Stories

Svetlana from Ukraine

Svetlana lives in a small town right outside the conflict zone in Ukraine. Her hometown is riddled with violence due to the fighting between the Ukrainian Army and the Pro-Russian Rebels. Even after fleeing her home, she could not escape the dreadful effects of war. Artemovsk, the town she where she currently resides, has seen two battles within the village. The home of Svetlana and her family is surrounded by buildings that have been burned or destroyed. Thankfully, Svetlana lives in her new “home” with her two young children and husband. They are working together and doing their best to  ...