Hello, my name is Svetlana Ostrovskaya and I live in Naperville,
I came from the Ukraine to the United States about 8 years
ago and I love my new country very much. It gave me the
opportunity to support my family and have everything that
I need. I decided to help those people who do not have
the fortune to live in such beautiful country, where every
person has a chance do his best in life.
I want to help the victims of the Chernobyl nuclear
disaster that live in the city Donetsk in the Ukraine.
The general facts about the Chernobyl accident are:
On April 26, 1986 the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
performed a routine 20-second shut down of the system
that seemed to be just another test of the electrical
equipment. Seven seconds later, a surge created a chemical
explosion that released dangerous radionuclides into
the atmosphere. The force of the explosion spread contamination
over large parts of the old Soviet Union, now the territories
of Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. According to official
reports, thirty-one people died immediately and 600,000
“liquidators”, involved in fire fighting
and clean-up operations, were exposed to dangerously
high doses of radiation. Based on the official reports,
near 8,400,000 people in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia
were exposed to the resulting radiation.
I want to help Chernobyl “liquidators” that
live in my native city Donetsk, Ukraine. Recently I
organized a nonprofit organization with the help of
a few other people who care about helping the Chernobyl
victims. These initial organizers became the directors
of our organization which we called ‘Humanity
for Chernobyl’. The names of directors are Evgueni
Zoudilov (CA, USA), Amanda Slavik (IL, USA) and Alexandr
Levintov(CA, USA) and I want to thank them very much
for supporting me in such important moment of my life
as deciding to create this organization. Also I want
to thank Natalya Makiyevskaya(Donetsk, Ukraine) for
all her support and encouragement to make this decision.
We would like very much to ask about giving donations,
even small donations from each of you will be helpful,
at least it will make our organization to establish
the funding to support those affected.
We are looking forward to providing the necessary medical
treatment of these people and we will give you detailed
report accounting for every dollar spent on the needs
of Chernobyl victims. We are working on the exact strategy
of helping Chernobyl victims and will appreciate your
help in making these important decisions.
Svetlana Ostrovskaya, The President of “Humanity for Chernobyl”.