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This page is devoted to connecting donors with the IDPs we are currently working with directly, which means that your donation does not go through any third-party handlers and is deposited into the bank account of the person in need. Highway Liberty does not profit from your donation in any way.
Below you will find a story of one of the IDPs we’re trying to help. The description will contain specific or general needs in their lives, as well as a target sum we’re trying to raise (and the progress towards that target). At the end of each story, you will find the displaced person’s direct banking information, so you can donate to them yourself. Give as much as you can, every little bit counts! Thank you.
TATYANA PUSHKARENKO (IDP from Donetsk)
– Currently lives in Korystyshev, Ukraine
“I can’t go back to Donetsk and live in fear for my life, because I love Ukraine. My kids and I are trying to start over, but our future is uncertain without help.”
The story started when the Donetsk Airport was bombed in mid-2014, which was in the area where Tatyana, a single mother, lived with her two children –14-year-old daughter and eight-year-old son.
After a few residential areas have been hit, Tatyana knew it was time to flee. They escaped from the battle they thought would end within a few weeks and found refuge in the Mariupol city.
They’ve packed light, taking only summer clothing. In their host city, they’ve been renting a room for about a month. In August, when separatists took over the Novoazovsk region (which includes Mariupol), Tatyana and her two children fled to a different part of Ukraine – the Zhytomyr region. Here, in an old local sanatorium –“Teterev” – the Pushkarenko family found a temporary haven. They did not, however, have the means to move out of the sanatorium and still continue to reside there. The living conditions are terrible – the three of them live in an 11-square metre room, with frequent water and power shut-offs. The heating system is also not working properly.
Tatyana’s children attend school – but don’t have the space at home to work on their homework.
Korostyshev (Zhytomyr region) is a small city, with population estimated at just over 25,000. There is a huge, unmet need for affordable housing and jobs. Tatyana and her children are unable to cope with the limited government social support. Food and clothing are some of the most common problems, and Tatyana doesn’t know how the family will get through the winter months.
They struggle to survive and have no hope of return to their former life in Donetsk. Tatyana and her children are among the 1.4 million internally displaced Ukrainians, who don’t wish to live on “occupied territories” – but also don’t quite know where to turn for help.
At Highway Liberty, our mission is to advocate and assist the IDPs and refugees.
You can join our community, and help the Pushkarenko family by making a donation.
We are currently hoping to raise $2,000 for the Pushkarenko family to help them buy food and winter clothing. Donate as much as you can and share this page on your social media accounts.
BENEFICIARY: PUSHKARENKO TETIANA
|BANK OF BENEFICIARY||PRIVATBANK,
SWIFT CODE PBANUA2X
|INTERMEDIARY BANK||JP MORGAN CHASE BANK,
SWIFT CODE CHASUS33