The damage caused by Russian troops has already been severe, and the road to rebuild will be a long one. But with your support, our partners in Ukraine are up to the challenge.
Helping Hand is a community coalition made up of construction workers and search and rescue operators. This group is organized by group leader Sergey Stech and funded by Nova Ukraine.
After intensive training and cooperation with the Ukrainian military, Helping Hand has become the first volunteer group to enter Bucha and Irpin. Following liberation from Russian forces, the military began clearing mines from the streets. The amount of explosives left behind by Russian troops is extreme: In a single day, military technicians cleared over 400kg of explosives from residential areas surrounding Bucha. Our volunteers at Helping Hand remove debris in the cleared areas and continue to alert the military of any additional unexploded ordnance. In addition to this dangerous work, Helping Hand is dedicated to rebuilding efforts, supplying food through field kitchens, and restoring generator power for key community services. In Hostomel, an area of more than 25,000 people, there is no water, electricity or gas, and people cook food on fires in the streets.