New initiatives are emerging every day in Ukrainian cities to overcome the crisis caused by the spread of COVID-19. Citizens and authorities come together to support those who are at risk and those incurring losses. To find out who supports you and how they do that, read on:
Lviv. The City Council has taken a strong approach to supporting small and medium-sized businesses during #COVID19. In particular, all entrepreneurs renting communal property are exempt from the rent.
In Khmelnytskyi they launched the "Kupui Khmelnitske" initiative. This is how the City Council disseminates information about local producers and encourages locals to support them.
Kharkiv officials have purchased and will distribute 1 million masks to city residents. But not the only masks! The local government was marked by unprecedented openness: Kharkiv mayor gave his personal mobile number live. He even responded to complaints and appeals from the locals.
Mariupol. The City Council has allocated UAH 17 million to food kits for residents over 75 years of age. For these funds, 62 thousand food kits were purchased and handed over.
In Sloviansk, Kramatorsk, Mariupol, Sievierodonetsk, Novoaidar, Popasna, Stanytsia Luhanska and Zaporizhzhia, NGO’s initiative "Let's Beat COVID-19 Together" is operating. You can apply for free legal or psychological aid at //stopcovid-19.com.ua, or join the initiative as volunteers. For example, you can support the elderly and the homeless, help to raise funds, products, medication for them.
We will be updating this material weekly, so share some great initiatives from your cities with us.