There is something deeply disturbing about seeing elderly people suffer and have absolutely no chance for a better life.
Because there is no family to help, no kids, no siblings and no government that cares.
Elderly people are being written off in Moldova. Not just by the government but also by the people around, by doctors and by hospitals.
In December of 2019 my dad was told about a specific region in Moldova where hundreds of elderly folks were left to fend for themselves. So I flew to Moldova with my friend Val Sevastyanchuk to see how we can help. What we saw was inhumane. The elderly men and women are abandoned. No family. No caregivers. No one comes to check up on them. The living conditions and illnesses are heartbreaking. These are folks that are blind and crippled, who have lost limbs, are suffering from cancer and other ailments and have no means to get any help. There isn’t food or medication. Winters are spent without heat or showers because no one has running water or the means to get wood for warmth.
So we decided to do something about it.
We are building an elderly care facility in that region. This facility will house up to 30 people and will have clean beds, fresh food, round the clock care, and most importantly, companionship.
The project is already in motion. We have hired full time social workers that are checking in and caring for those that need it most. They are arranging for medical care and will provide for the needs of the elderly. The current homes are already being renovated to ensure good living conditions. We have purchased land that is directly across from a hospital and need your help with funding the construction of the facility. The project is estimated to cost $110,000 and we are looking to finish construction by the end of 2020.
Over the last several years I have been fortunate to be a part of the Mosaic family in Los Angeles and have gained great friendship with Erwin and Kim McManus. They have always supported humanitarian projects around the world as well as locally and this is no exception.
When I came back from my trip to Northern Moldova and shared this story with them, they immediately committed to be a part of the project and help fund it. Mosaic has pledged to match the first $25,000 that we raise which will help propel this project so much further.
If you’d like to make a larger tax deductible donation through Mosaic, you can do so here: Moldova Global Project.
Thank you for your generosity. Thank you for reading and sharing this story. Thank you for making a tremendous difference for those who cannot help themselves.
Let’s do this.
This is the location where the facility will be built:
Special thank you to:
Erwin & Kim McManus and Mosaic Family.
My family : Julia, Lesya, Nadya, Vova, Danik and Ross.