Why did we start this project?

My name is Ihor Shevchenko. Recently a family of my friends from Bucha spent several nights in my house. They came back home from the West of Ukraine and found their apartment looted and devastated. This family was lucky to flee Bucha with their two children just half an hour before russian tanks entered the town. 

A few days earlier, I heard another horrible story from a friend of mine. His wife’s parents were trying to flee Irpin, a town neighboring Bucha, that was already occupied by russian troops. Their car was shot by a russian tank. Tragically, my friend’s mother-in-law was burned to death in the car and his father-in-law was thrown out of the car by an explosive wave. It seems a miracle that he stayed alive after spending several days in a coma. When this horror was happening to their parents, my friend and his wife were on the phone with them so they were hearing everything in real time.

Then a woman from Bucha wrote to me. She did not ask for money or any other aid for herself. Instead, she asked to help raise funds for the Bucha victims through my Facebook page. Residents of the affected towns and villages are gradually returning home. In the majority of cases, they find their houses and apartments either destroyed or significantly damaged – with no windows and no doors.

Some of these people have savings to at least cover the windows with plastic wrap and partially restore the doors at their own expense. Unfortunately, many people lost everything fleeing from the russian invaders in the attempt to save their children’s lives. These people desperately need our help.

I couldn’t help but start the #HelpBucha project.

What are we doing?

The world has now seen appalling photos and videos of the killed Bucha residents, destroyed and looted houses, and apartments with broken doors and windows.

Bucha was a shocking breaking news around the world and has become an international symbol of the brutality of russian atrocities and the suffering of innocent Ukrainian people. That is why the project was named #HelpBucha. However, we will help not only the people of Bucha, but also the residents of Irpin, Gostomel, Brorodyanka, Kharkiv and other Ukrainian towns and villages that have suffered from russian barbarians.

#HelpBucha is an international charitable humanitarian project with a mission to help those who survived to recover to normal life.

We will try to help as many people as we can to cover the costs of their basic needs for housing restoration. The more money we raise, the more people we will be able to help.

How can YOU help?

We appeal to all people of good will from all over the world who can contribute to this cause by making financial donations. The grateful people of Bucha, Irpin, Borodyanka, Kharkiv, and all the people of Ukraine will always remember your generosity and care for them!

You can make a donation here www.bucha.help/donate

We all want to live in a free, independent and prosperous Ukraine. That is our soldiers are heroically fighting and giving their lives for. These huge sacrifices should not be wasted. With the support of our friends from all over the world, we will win this war and will build successful Ukraine!

Glory to Ukraine! Glory to Heroes!

With any questions, comments or suggestions you can reach me here www.facebook.com/igorshevchenkopage.