Replacing Windows for Safety and Security

JULY 8TH 2024

Kryvyi Rih is a city of more than 600,000 people, including thousands of Jews. Over the past couple of years, Kryvyi Rih as been the target of many air strikes, resulting in death, injuries, and substantial damage to property. Recently the attacks intensified: in May, two apartment buildings in the city center were hit by missiles, killing several people and injuring others. 

In response to these tragedies, we began a critical initiative to restore damaged homes and install reinforced doors and windows to prevent future damage. We have already helped several families, as described below: 

Naum, a 75 year-old widower, was home with his son and granddaughter, Alexandra, when a missile hit nearby. Fortunately, none of the family members were harmed when the apartment windows blew out, but the blast left everyone shocked and frightened. They were most grateful to our team who repaired the damage and installed reinforced glass designed to withstand future explosions. 

Tatiana, 66 years old, was in her home when an air strike hit nearby, causing extensive damage to adjacent buildings. She had been helping her granddaughter with math homework when they heard the explosion--they hid in a corridor before running outside. Tatiana has a daughter who fled to Germany after the invasion, and a son and daughter-in-law who remained in Kryvyi Rih with her two grandchildren. Tatiana helps support the young family, though we recently arranged for her to undergo replacement hip surgery, with a second surgery planned for later this month. The family had no means to repair their home, and were most appreciative for our assistance.

Finally, the Mykytin family has been living in Kryvyi Rih for more than 15 years. Recently, the entire family was home when the city sustained a major airstrike. The mother, Maryna, was preparing dinner while the baby was in the shower. The father, Alexander, was in the restroom. Miraculously none of them were injured, because at the moment of the attack they were away from the windows. The damage to their home was extensive; fortunately they were able to stay with relatives temporarily. The Mykytin family was extremely grateful for our help, to restore their home and protect them from future attacks.

With your help, we continue to save lives and restore hope.

Together, we Save Lives and Restore Hope!

Shlomo Peles
Executive Director
Rabbi Shmuel Kaminezki
Dnipro, Ukraine
Rabbi Pinchas Vishedsky
Kyiv, Ukraine
Rabbi Moshe Moskovitz
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Rabbi Shlomo Wilhelm
Zhitomir, Ukraine
Rabbi Avraham Wolff
Odessa, Ukraine