House of Mercy Opening in Vitebsk Region

This object, we can say, is being built by the entire world. The project was carried out by the institution "Vitebskgrazhdanproekt", and in a very short time. The Republican Unitary Enterprise “Vitebskenergo” laid the cables and rebuilt the substation. The city industrial heating plants partly undertook the laying of water and sewer pipes. A fair share of contribution was made by "Vitebskoblgas." The Unitary Enterprise "Polymerconstruction" is responsible for waste treatment facilities, "Belkotlomash" undertakes the boiler setting. The builders work in three shifts, all the local authorities of “Zhilstroy” are involved.


For the moment, the prime contractor spends the working capital that means working on credit that is a lot of money. A charity account has been opened and fundraising has been announced, and first contributions have been made. The most responsive were elderly people who have transferred a part of their pensions. MTS has announced that it will contribute to the construction of the House of Mercy with 1.5 billion rubles.


The building is divided into a number of functional sectors in which there are living rooms, a kitchen, a dining room, a swimming pool, a sauna, a gym and an events hall, staff facilities. The institution is designed for 30 residents with housing in double and triple rooms. The rooms are equipped with areas for cooking, with all the necessary appliances. So one can either eat in a common dining room, or prepare food oneself.


As the Head of Social Support Committee for Labour, Employment and Social Protection within the Executive Committee Vera Astapenko explained, this institution will shelter people in difficult life situations: the homeless, without livelihood. The mission of this institution is a general rehabilitation of a person: social, medical and spiritual.

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Velcom: On December 12 starts 8th charity auction of "platinum" and "gold" phone numbers

From 12 to 22 December 2014, on Christmas eve, the 8th charity auction "Beautiful Velcom Numbers” was held. It is an annual initiative, organized by the company Velcom, aimed at helping national children's medical institutions.


Lots are mobile phone number: "platinum" or "gold", which you may buy for yourself or for your business if you attained the age of majority, making a maximum bid. As the result of the auction the funds raised are doubled by the company Velcom and are transferred to the account of the beneficiary. This year's beneficiary is tuberculosis (pulmonary) children department of the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Pulmonology and Tuberculosis, which plans to purchase the equipment for children's rehabilitation office.

- Our department is the only one in the Republic of Belarus, assisting children with tuberculosis who require hospitalization. The process of treatment of this disease is difficult physically and psychologically - children stay a long time away from their family, friends and classmates. To sustain such a difficult and emotional burden is difficult for an adult, what to say about children. The therapy includes a series of procedures to restore respiratory and muscular systems weakened by the disease. Our department does not have enough equipment for rehabilitation and physical therapy. Expanders and balls for the children are provided by the families, but this is no substitute for professional equipment that allows toning up all the muscle groups. Therefore, we hope for help and express our sincere gratitude to all the participants of the charity auction for involvement - commented the Head of the Department Babchenok Irina.


The auction starts on December, 12. To take part in the auction, one should place bids:

For two "platinum" numbers: +375 29 999999 7 and  375 29 999 999 8 - at least 1.2 million Belarusian rubles

For three "golden" numbers: +375 44 50000 66, +375 44 50000 77 and +375 29 30000 33 - at least 670,000 Belarusian rubles

The bet may be made using one of the following methods:

For the subscribers of Velcom - by sending an SMS to the short number 369 (the cost of SMS according to the tariff plan) or USSD-request * 369 # call

For subscribers of all the other networks, regardless of the operator - by filling in forms on a special page of the site http://velcom.by

The auction "Beautiful Velcom Numbers” was first held in 2009. All the funds raised are doubled by Velcom and are transferred to the beneficiary. In 2009, at the expense of the National Scientific and Practical Centre of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology were transferred more than 60 million rubles. In the second auction in the spring of 2011 Velcom doubled the funds raised and the sum exceeded 95 million rubles and was transferred at the expense of the National Children's Cardiac Surgery Center, one of the structural units of National Scientific and Practical Centre "Cardiology". The third auction was held in December, on the eve of 2012. The beneficiary represented by the National Center for Pediatric Endocrinology within the 2nd City Children Clinical Hospital of Minsk, received a record-breaking sum of 275.7 million rubles. The fourth auction was held in May 2012. An amount of 50.5 million rubles was transferred to the Children’s Trauma and Orthopedic Department within the Republican Scientific and Practical Centre for Traumatology and Orthopedics. According to the results of the fifth auction, Velcom helped the Republican Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children to purchase a unique and important for the country diagnostic equipment for musculoskeletal system, necessary to help young patients. The funds from the sixth auction were transferred to the healthcare establishment “Minsk regional pediatric clinical hospital” in order to purchase the equipment required for the eye diseases diagnosis. As a result, the seventh auction helped the Republican Center for Pediatric Urology in Minsk: the center acquired surgical instruments and optical systems to perform plastic surgery in pediatric urology. The total amount of funds raised at the end of the seven auctions amounted to more than 825 million rubles.



30 Minsk citizens received the charity award

30 young residents of Minsk on November, 4 received the award for charity. The activity of these young residents was noticed by Archpriest Theodore Povny, rector of All Saints parish, he presented them with ceremonial certificates.

In October the indifferent teenagers on their own initiative helped the pilgrims while visiting the shrine with the relics of St. Luke. The volunteers did not miss the opportunity to talk about Christian values with high clergy on the tour of the Memorial Church.

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A representative of Belarus was awarded with the Grand Prix of Festival of Social Advertising in defense of life and family "Palm 2014"

November 22, Minsk / BELTA Correspondent /. The Grand Prix of the 2nd International Festival of Social Advertising in the protection of life and family "Palm 2014" was awarded to a representative of Belarus - Yegor Byakov for the movie "The Concert for Mom", our BELTA correspondent learned from the Center of Spiritual Education and Social Service of the Belarusian Orthodox Church «Joy of All Who Sorrow».


The main award was claimed also by Ruslan Gazizov ("Everything should be perfect inside us", Belarus), Catherine Terenicheva ("Not a fairy Christmas story", Russia) and Roman Volchak ("Audition", the Ukraine).


More than 200 works from 5 countries - Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Armenia and Georgia – participated in the festival. The first festival was held last year and only 16 movies were presented.


The main idea of ​​the Festival of Social Advertising is to save life at the very beginning of its existence, to strengthen traditional family values ​​as the mainstay of every little human life.