Who’s awesome? We’re awesome!
We collected money for a boiler for the Lugansk Children’s Socio-Psychological Rehabilitation Center. We didn’t just collect! We also bought and delivered a boiler! Isn’t that something?
About two weeks ago I wrote that the center’s boiler broke down and the kids had no hot water. It’s already winter, and no government agency can help them. In Lugansk the winter is no less severe than in Moscow. People who say it’s in southern climes are lying. You get cold there no less, and perhaps even more, than in Moscow. The summer-time peaches and grapes are an optical illusion.
I’m proud this blog linked me up with some amazing people. For example, Lena. She did not want to appear to the public, not because she’s afraid or shy. Her social media wall is full of reposts concerning helping the Donbass. It’s just that she’s a modest and caring person. Literally immediately after the “Time for hot water!” post she contacted us and sent us more than half of what we needed. Lena is participating in our efforts nearly constantly. I also got a response from my beloved Chris, and also Winston who often (Chris nearly all the time) send money. Yes, yes, Americans, who read me through Google Translate (dear Lord, how can one make sense of it?).
I know Lena in person and have met more than once.
I hope that one day I’ll be able to visit the US and get acquainted with my correspondence friends)
I have so many of them)
My friends! Thank you!
About the boiler, now that we bought one.
Zhenya wrote the following, but since I didn’t understand a thing, I couldn’t think of anything better than copy and paste:
“This is one tricked-out boiler (something only Zhenya would say). First of all, it’s not covered simply with enamel but with some ultra-long-lasting crap so that, if you clean it once a year, it will be able to survive 10 years of heavy use (because it’s here not to simply heat water for washing, but for washing 48 urchins). Secondly, and this is really important, it has two (TWO) dry heating elements. The fact they are dry means they will not burn out in our awful water in a year. Wet elements get covered with residue (here the water has high salts content) which reduce their heat conductivity so that they burn out. In this boiler, the elements have no contact with water so there’s no residue and they will last far longer than wet ones. Secondly, there’s not one but two elements which means the water can be heated very quickly, when lots of kids have to be washed.”
Oh, these wet and dry elements!
Music to my ears.
As promised, all the leftover funds from what people donated for the boiler we’ll spend on the food they need. I don’t know how happy the kids will be made by chickens, fish, and butter (my own daughter would totally prefer some junk) but I think they’ll be happy to see mandarin oranges and apples.
Thanks to all who helped!
By the way, we’re off again soon. I think I wrote about that yesterday?
Well, we’ll definitely visit one of the orphanages. Therefore if you want to help the kids of the Donbass, please write me in person through LiveJournal, facebook, V Kontakte, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Paypal address: email@example.com