Volunteers will continue to deliver the seniors food and medicine, despite the fact that the bid is quite small – sometimes no more than a hundred per day for the entire St. Petersburg.
Project #Myvote will continue across the country until, until imposed in connection with the threat of coronavirus restrictions will not be lifted in all regions. Yes, requests now goes low and will be even less. But fewer volunteers – some went back to work, others left for their dachas. For those who have stayed with us and misses without the usual load, there is always the opportunity to help in packing and conveying of charity food packages, – said Dmitry Antonov, Deputy head of the Center city volunteers in Saint-Petersburg. – I will not hide, the last two months we lived in very hard mode. It was especially hard in the beginning, the number of applications reached six hundred per day, volunteers did not have time to carry them out, sometimes there is confusion and misunderstanding. But we did, thanks to a large number of remarkable people involved in the project. It is difficult to say which of them came following the sincere desire to help people, who – because I just get bored in isolation. However, it doesn’t matter. The main thing – the result. It is impressive: the number of applications from elderly citizens of St. Petersburg more than 18 thousand! And those who have discovered volunteering, may want to continue working in this direction and after #Myvote connect to other volunteer projects. Which is also fine. We are often asked what to do next, whether to continue an action to help the lonely elderly. Volunteers don’t want to give some players, who are clearly in need of support. I know this is a delicate question. It is possible that spiritual impulse will, the man who now threw himself into volunteering, get back to work and family, and he simply will not have enough time to care about other grandparents. Rather, we invite these activists to connect to the centres of social service, may receive training to continue to help the elderly at a new level. As for the volunteer Centre, we eventually expect to return to our usual activities – the organization of urban activities.
– it So happens that the opening of the branch Fund of food “Rus” in St. Petersburg coincided with the beginning of restrictions because of the threat COVID-19. And, oddly enough, it was for the best. Volunteers project #Myvote actively connect to our work and gave us invaluable help. Together with them we for the last month and a half has delivered 80 thousand food packages for the needy pensioners and families with many children in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, – says Diana Capatina, head of circumferentially��on its offices in the northwestern Federal district. – Formed pool of autovolanter who are willing to continue to help with carpooling. It’s the people who came to us from project #Myvote. People are very different. Very! But all positive, not wishing to sit at home and striving to do good. Just. The guys from the club come in to unload: “Gyms are now closed, and you’ve got “fizuha” all-day”. Girls of model species carry in their fancy cars grocery sets for pensioners. Students-pros are working on the packaging are as gods. We have even created a pair! Remember Hiking volunteer long sought a partner, and then went with a handsome volunteer. And this is not the only case… the Pandemic will end, and the Fund will continue its work, and the volumes we will only grow. We, of course, establish the delivery of a significant part of food sets through social services. But the need for targeted delivery still remain. So, volunteer help is always relevant to us.
According to the Smolny, volunteers project #Myvote performed 18282 application of Petersburgers over 65 years in isolation.
a single reference line for issues related to mers in Saint-Petersburg: 122.
to Leave the application to receive volunteer help by phone 8-800-200-34-11, and with the help of mobile applications “onf.Help.”
the Information service system of social protection of population of St. Petersburg: (812) 241-20-57.
hotline city volunteers in St. Petersburg: (812) 245-32-20.