The funds were used to purchase 17 mln units of medical supplies for public health and welfare organizations, as well as to support service providers to vulnerable citizens – elderly people, families in dire straits and disabled persons. Assistance has already been delivered to 44 provinces affected by the epidemics. The Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko has launched three crisis management projects (Help is at Hand, Open Door, Foundation + Provinces) and lends a helping hand to a number of major non-profits.
Gennady Timchenko: “The epidemic has proved a serious challenge and created a lot of new problems. But concerted effort by the government, philanthropists and society will make short work of it. Our first priority is to support those who are where the rubber meets the road: medical and social workers, non-profits and volunteers. They are saving lives, and our duty is to help them do it”.