On Rossiya channel in the program “Local Time. Tula”, a story was aired devoted to helping the elderly, lonely, large and poor families, as well as the disabled in conditions of self-isolation and the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The above categories of citizens in Tula Oblast are supported by local authorities and volunteers. The Tulsky greenhouse complex, which is part of the “ECO-culture” agricultural holding, is also providing all possible aid. The story focuses on what kind of assistance is being given.
The authors told about the request of the governor of Tula Oblast to provide all possible support to elderly and low-income citizens. Within this assignment, social services and volunteers organized the delivery of basic necessities to the houses of the designated categories of people. The packages contain groceries, medications, and personal protection gear. These are to be received by over 27,000 people in Tula Oblast. The aim of this assistance is to protect the most vulnerable segments of the population affected by the worsening economic situation in the country.
More and more volunteers are involved in the delivery of the packages, with an increasing number of recipients receiving the aid. Within the scope of the all-Russian “We are together” campaign, more and more applications from citizens in need are being processed – food and medicine are being delivered to them according to lists drawn up by the requesters themselves.
Tula entrepreneurs have also responded to the call to provide assistance to elderly and poor citizens living on self-isolation. Among them is the Tulsky greenhouse complex, which is part of the largest Russian agro-industrial holding ECO-culture. The head of the enterprise Igor Pochechuev told the Vesti channel that the greenhouse has donated about 3.5 tons of vegetable products to be included in the food package. Fresh cucumbers, just harvested from the greenhouse patches, will be promptly transferred to those in need. The director of the Tulsky complex believes that in these difficult times the company cannot stand aside and is willing to do its part to help people who find themselves in a difficult situation.
The number of businesses, organizations, volunteers, and just those who are not indifferent to the situation is growing every day. The story tells about other ways we all can help citizens who face difficult living and financial conditions.
The full version of the story can be watched on the Vesti Tula channel.