She soon discovered that Elena and Gabi, together with their younger brother George (9) and their parents Dumitru and Liliana Hilochie, live in a teardown ruin in the woods, after becoming homeless last year.
Dad, Dumitru, who is 49 years old, is suffering from a bad case of kidney disease. He has to be taken to the hospital three times a week to get dyalisis. The medication and hospital fees have eventually bankrupted the family and when no longer able to afford rent, they became homeless in 2016.
Since then, the family of 5 washes in the nearby river, lives between structurally unsafe walls, sleeps in one bed with no roof over their heads and eats only vegetables from the crops that they have grown themselves.
The family survived -30 Celsius (-22F) degrees temperatures last winter, with absolutely no roof and no other heating source except for a small recycled wood burning stove.
The three children are enrolled in the school from the village nearby and are desperately trying to live a normal life among peers who have running warm water and soap, who don't share a bed with their whole family and when it rains or snows, their belongings stay dry.
You can help the Hilochie family enter this winter with a roof over their heads, proper heating and a warm place they can call home. By donating, you can help build a two bedroom, basic small house equipped with heating, electricity, and although plumbing lines are not an option at this location, they will at least be able to heat up the washing water.
Donations are needed immediately as the house needs to be built before temperatures start to drop.
$20,000 CAD can give this family of 5 a home in which they can survive the winters and live a more humane life.
We are so incredibly grateful for your kind support and generosity to save this family, may God bless you and supply your needs richly!
- Ioana Gamalie
- Gurpreet Surdhar
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