FC Shakhtar and EFDN Announce Collection of Power Generators for Ukrainian Citizens
FC Shakhtar and the European Football for Development Network (EFDN) launch the European Football Powers Up Ukraine project, a campaign to collect power generators for Ukrainians. First of all, the programme is aimed at the clubs that are EFDN members, but is not limited by them.
Clubs are requested to donate from 1 to 5 power generators of any capacity in order to participate in the initiative, but are welcome to give more.
The campaign goal is to collect 160 generators minimum, i.e. one from each EFDN member club.
The initiative of FC Shakhtar is supported by the Legia Warsaw Foundation (Fundacja Legii), being ready to receive generators in Warsaw and transport them further to Ukraine.
Power generators received from the football clubs will be used to support the Shelter Centre work at the Arena Lviv in Lviv (about 200 people live there; 70 of them are children), as well as to organise support points for Ukrainians throughout Ukraine.
Organisations that want to participate can contact EFDN at firstname.lastname@example.org to register their participation or donation with which EFDN will be able to purchase the generators.
“Ukrainians face a huge problem of lack of electricity due to shelling of civilian infrastructure by Russia. A cold winter is ahead, and the country has huge problems with electricity, communications, the Internet, and heating. We urge the football clubs in Europe to show solidarity with Ukraine and support Ukrainians in this difficult time. Your help is not only a generation of electrical energy, but generation of humanity, love and hope.”Inna Khmyzova, Director of Shakhtar Social CO