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AKHZ for poorer people
14.03.2016
Business: Metinvest
Enterprise: Avdiivka Coke

Avdiivka Coke is completing the programme to replace windows damaged by shelling in the houses and apartments of socially vulnerable citizens. To this end, Metinvest Group channelled UAH 1 million.

This help is intended for lonely old people, the disabled, single mothers and large families.

The plant bought window frames and glass units and volunteers installed windows.

Already 160 families have new plastic windows inserted and volunteers are going to repair the remaining 41 apartments. Overall, 344 window frames and 200 glass units will be replaced.

Avdiivka Coke has done a lot to restore residential buildings, social facilities and utilities. We did all we could to ensure that locals can live in warmth and comfort again,” said CEO of AKHZ Musa Magomedov. “Our work would be incomplete without new windows. Unfortunately, not all Avdiivka families can afford to replace windows today, therefore we decided to help the most vulnerable residents.”

The disabled Serhiy Lystopad is among those who received support. Last winter, a shell landed on the front wall of his house, blowing the windows out.

The municipal council provided building materials to repair the house but they did not replace the windows. We lived with broken windows for a year, patching the holes with available materials,” recalled Serhiy. “I want to say many thanks to the plant. But for their help, I don’t know when we would be able to repair windows.”

Shells also damaged the house of the disabled Svitlana Gaikova. A projectile destroyed the kitchen, blowing the windows out. A mobile volunteer team from Revival NGO restored the damage and Avdiivka Coke installed windows.

I spend all my pension to buy medicine and food. Therefore, I didn’t even think about buying windows. I lived with boarded-up windows for a year, like a mole. And I need more sunlight because of my illness. I did not want to live,” said Svitlana. “I want to thank AKHZ for not leaving me in trouble. My house has changed and there’s a lot of sunlight now. It’s beautiful. I want to live again.”

Source: Metinvest’s CSR portal