In the Novousmansky District, beekeepers handed over 200 cans of honey to lonely self-isolated retirees. This was reported by the press service of the district administration on Tuesday, April 14.
A gift of sweets along with daily necessities will be brought by employees of the Department of Social Protection of the Novousmansky District and volunteers. The kits include rice, flour, vegetable oil, canned goods, tea, cookies, condensed milk, as well as laundry powder, soap, shampoo, and disinfectants.
“Many elderly people, old people, are sitting at home alone. For them, it is especially difficult to endure through this time. So we decided to brighten up this daily routine. Honey is a product that can be called a piece of summer, warmth, and sweetness. In addition, honey is health, immunity, which is definitely not superfluous now,” said Sergei Zhabin, chairman of the Novaya Usman branch of the Union of Beekeepers of the Voronezh Region.
Volunteer groups work in all areas of the Voronezh Region. Dozens of calls are received daily on the hotline of the United Russia Volunteer Center. Pensioners are asking for help in home delivery of food, medicine, and other essential goods. The Center for Assistance to Citizens in relation to the COVID-19 infection is open from 8:00 to 20:00 without breaks and days off. The hotline phone number is 8 939 770 44 24. If you need help or want to become a volunteer, you can submit your application here.