God saved the life of the Open Hearts’ team, a non-profit organization founded to transport humanitarian aid for Ukraine, from a mine in this country some months ago, the Facebook site Open Hearts confirmed on October 14, 2023. Recently, a mine was found and deactivated only centimeters away from the desire path where the Open Hearts team walked to bring humanitarian aid to inhabitants of destroyed Ukrainian villages in the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblast, the Facebook site Open Hearts added. According to the non-profit organization’s report, five people died from mine explosions in Ukraine in the last nine months, including a member of the special bomb squad.

Despite of the dangers, the activity of Open Hearts in Ukraine went on. The team of Open Hearts traveled from Velyka Oleksandrivka, an urban-type settlement with 6334 inhabitants in Beryslav Raion, Kherson Oblast, southern Ukraine, to Bilohorivka, an urban-type settlement with 808 citizens in Sievierodonetsk Raion, Luhansk Oblast, eastern Ukraine, in order to help a needed family, Tanya and Sergey, with a destroyed house by providing them oriented strand board (OSB) and cement. Furthermore, Open Hearts planned to secure windows for the needed family as well.

The Open Hearts team together with the needed family it helped; a photo by the Facebook site Open Hearts.

Written by Margarit Zhekov