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ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. Joined "We Are Together" Nationwide Volunteer Movement
Due to the spread of the Coronavirus infection and in light of the self-isolation introduced in the regions of ARMZ operation, volunteers deliver medication and food to those elderly people who are aged over 65 years.
In order to join the volunteers, some concerned employees of the Mining Division registered on the official website of the We Are Together movement, received training and passed the relevant tests to obtain volunteer certificates.
Natalya Shestakova, an ARMZ area manager, has registered on several online platforms, including the We Are Together, My Social Helpmate, and Volunteers of Russia, so that as many people as possible could benefit from her help. She requests for official authorization to travel around the city by public transport, every day.
«I am able to process two to three applications a day,» says Natalya. «I go to a grocery store, refine the grocery list — for example, what kind of cottage cheese will be good for my applicants, and add the items to my shopping basket. Elderly people tend to stock up with food, so I may have to go shopping several times. Or, what is more importantly, I deliver life-saving medicines, but some of them are only available in the clinic against a prescription.» Volunteers strictly observe safety precautions, they have their body temperature measured twice a day, travel around the city only wearing gloves and masks and keep social distance. They know very well how to protect both themselves and elderly persons against the spread of the infection and how to make a delivery in a non-contact manner: in some cases they have to leave things at the door and receive non-cash payments.
«Our task is not to hurt, so I am very careful about my health. In turn, the seniors accept help with great appreciation as it is a chance for them to stay healthy and safe. At such moments, you realize that what we do is really important, and absolutely anyone can volunteer,» says Natalya.
ARMZ Director General Vladimir Verkhovtsev pointed out that «supporting each other in this difficult situation is our task, but we must pay special attention to those who are in dire need. What our volunteers do in Moscow and across the regions deserves the highest praise and words of appreciation.»