Yesterday I met the girls from our volunteer kitchen, for the first time in "civil life". We shared our news and concerns, and I came home with mixed feelings that kept me awaked. 😵😳 Fortunately, today is Monday and I have a very busy day. I like busy days, it's a chance to change what I can change and not worry about what I have no control over. And this is a reason not to read the news. On those days, work is fun again and I'm making progress. That also means I won't have any guilty conscience that my company pays me too much.
First things first. It's time to say MANY THANKS TO THOSE WHO HELPED AND KEEPS HELPING! 💖💖💖 See what has become possible thanks to you.
My day started with exciting news - CAT G7 tourniquets arrived! 🚛👏 (Actually, it started with morning visit to the doctor and she said I'm doing good which is a good news as well).😉 Then, I rushed to the delivery office and here we are, a lot of money, time and efforts in such a small box:
Moreover, thanks to your donations and upvotes, these three Collimators for Nick's division were bought. They arrived just 2 days ago.
And also, part of collected amount helped in buying drones for our Armed Forces that fights near Kharkiv. They fight off attacks every day, and very effectively. Many people say that this is a war of technologies, so drones are really necessary. These drones are so expensive that there was no chance that I can raise at least for one but you remember, together we are THE OCEAN 💪 👍
Now back to latest news. Yesterday, another guys from near Kharkiv arrived in Kyiv on business, those cats who are fighting. They are personally acquainted with Nick's deputy commander, and they asked him for help with some kind of support, including optics and uni. And he asked me. They are leaving tomorrow, and there are only 2 days to find what we can.
Optic can't be delivered so fast even if we have money, sadly. That's why tomorrow they will take 2 new collimators that Nick's division just received because it is needed near Kharkiv more than here in Kyiv (so far). Thanks to these people, we can sleep at night, sleep peacefully.
Another news is that Nick's division will send people to east in a week or two, and they will need all this equipment. 😳 I am not sure yet is Nick is leaving or staying, but we have to do what needs to be done.
At the moment, there is a little more than half the amount needed to buy this stuff - collimator and thermal imager all in one. The amount includes additional customs fee and shipping to Ukraine. And there is very little time. That's why I reach out for help. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Any amount is very much appreciated!
I believe in a power of HIVE community, because YOU ARE AWESOME. Many thanks in advance!
As for the rest, life goes on. We appreciate every quiet day, every peaceful moment, every chance to say "love you". Sometimes it may look quite usual, in a small frame. Kids are playing, people are walking their dogs and planting flowers, buying food, enjoying each other over a cup of tea. Everything is almost the same as before.
Until the moment when a loud sound resembling an explosion or siren is heard. We ask and answer with only our eyes. And there is no music and laughter in the streets, but more hugs. Conversations have become quieter, and meetings are warmer and more joyful, even with tears. We ask fewer questions, save money, food and gas. We save strength and live with faith.