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OGT helps Chernobyl victims

OGT helps Chernobyl victims

Central Nebraska Branch shipped a load to Kyrgyzstan earlier this year. The stories are amazing from the people that receive OGT help around the world. Lena, from Kyrgyzstan, sent OGT the following story and picture of a “forgotten people”.

"The Public Association of Chernobyl Disaster Fighters “Kecepet” unites 342 families. The disaster at the Chernobyl atomic power station in the Ukraine that happened on April 26, 1986, caused radioactive contamination of vast territories. Thousands of men all over the Soviet Union were called to be disaster fighters; many of them at that time knew nothing or little about the possible consequences… Now many of those who survived are disabled people living on miserable pensions. They regularly receive humanitarian aid from the OGT containers. The Public Association “Kecepet” received 50 boxes of clothing for men, women and children."