At first I was weaving camouflage nets. Then my mother started organizing humanitarian aid in the city of Boryslav. I helped her write letters to Poland and the Czech Republic. Luckily, it all worked out and we received very much humanitarian aid, which needed to be sorted. That’s generally what I did, sorting clothes, hygiene items… Also, 2nd-year Culture Studies students, at the initiative of Khrystyna Rutar and Oleksandra Kushchenko, are working on Wikipedia. We write who, when and how Ukraine was supported. We’re doing this in various languages. (I chose Polish). Great results. Many things were useful. Much food saved lives. My mom always inspires me. I’m glad that I could help her and do something very good. We aren’t stopping. I’m looking for new possibilities. Now I’m trying to realize my idea (if it works, I’ll also share it).
(First of all, how otherwise?) We are strong when we are together. Secondly, volunteering helps distract you from the terrors which the inhuman racists are creating… we need to maintain our psychological health.
You need to feel useful; that helps me. You need to talk over your emotions with someone and, especially, not allow yourself to feel guilty. It works out well for me. I’m not afraid; I believe; I help.
After victory, I plan to rebuild Ukraine, open a business, raise the economy, travel through Ukraine…