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Project «Warmth» for helping homeless people

06.12.2012

During the Festival “Dobriy Piter” (“Good Petersburg”) the Center of development of non-commercial organizations launched a project “Warmth”, to support working of heating post for homeless people.

Now not indifferent people can send money for the heating tent for homeless people: you can donate here.

The Heating center is seasonal project of “Nochlejka”, which is designated to help to homeless people to survive the cold season. This is a big heated tent for 60 people, which helps to survive winter and to preserve life and health for homeless people. From the first cold days and until warm days will come each person in need will get there safe and warm lodging for the night, hot supper and breakfast, warm and clean clothes, medical help (medical assistant is coming twice a week), consulting and help of social specialist (social escort to state offices, document restoration, getting of free medical help on Obligatory Medical Insurance).

Each winter hundreds of people living in the streets lose their lives and become disabled because of exposure and illness that exposure provokes.

According only to official data, in period between November 2011 and March 2012 1002 homeless persons died in Saint-Petersburg. And hundreds of people became disabled owing to the amputations. 70 000 of homeless people are living in the streets of Saint-Petersburg and every person from them is in risk group during the cold season.

Now “Nochlejka” has money for the work of heating post only till the end of December. The lodging of one person costs 74 roubles for “Nochlejka”. And one night of warm tent working costs 4422 roubles. Now it is nessesary to get 397 932 roubles for the working of warm tent from January till the end of March. Everybody can help homeless people donating even small sum.

You can also support heating post here.

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