Penza pediatrician donates baby food, clothing to Kuznetsk apt building fire victims
Penza, 21 September 2015. PenzaNews. Elena Kamena, pediatrician of the Penza childhood clinic No. 8, was one of the first to take part in the charity campaign aimed at helping the 30 Kuznetsk families who lost their homes to fire in a four-floor apartment building No. 109 on Sverdlova street.
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She donated several bags of baby food, clothing and stationery to the fire victims.
“I heard the news on the radio and decided to help the children in tough times,” Elena Kamena told PenzaNews agency.
The first batch of goods donated to the fire victims is scheduled to be shipped to Kuznetsk on Wednesday, September 23.
The fire in the apartment building No. 109 on Sverdlova street, located in Kuznetsk of the Penza region, took over the house at night into September 1, 2015.
Based on preliminary data, the fire had been sparked on the fourth floor due to negligence of one of the residents. The emergent firestorm destroyed the roof and the fourth floor, and severely damaged the third floor as well, while the flats on the first and second floors were flooded during the firefight.
As a result, the apartment building was rendered uninhabitable and had been disconnected from gas, power, heat and water lines.
The people who lost their homes were given free two-week stay in a Kuznetsk hotel: however, they currently have to search for a new place to live on their own. While some moved to their relatives, several people – like Nadezhda Protasova and her daughter Maria – chose to stay in their flats and protect their property.
Many fire victims lost their documents, all warm clothing, and money.
The charity campaign aims to gather items and clothing for the people, among whom are 15 children aged 3 months to 12 years; provide them legal and psychological assistance; and help them in any other way.
The list of necessities for the fire victims includes a winter pram, good winter clothing, baby care products, dishes and cups, medicine, and nonperishable foods.
Those who want to help the victims of the fire in Kuznetsk and receive more information about the campaign may reach its organizer, PenzaNews reporter Anna Volkova, by calling +7 (8412) 999-105, +7-927-386-44-76.