“The Russians may have burned down our buildings, windows, and roofs and blasted our roads and schools, but we will rebuild and return home anyway.”
The first month of the war, when Russia attempted to capture Kyiv but was forced to retreat from northern Ukraine, brought devastation to entire towns and villages, as the invading army purposefully destroyed civilian neighborhoods. Thousands of refugees want to return, but do not have a home to come back to. However, they are intent on rebuilding their homes with the resources they have.
In response to the devastating effects of Russia’s deadly war, a Ukrainian activist, Serhiy Prytula, has launched another charitable initiative to help those in need begin the process of rebuilding their homes and lives. Called NEST, it gives refugees who came back to rebuild their destroyed homes a temporary place to live.