The Hospes Dei Diaconal Ministry of The Church of Ingria reports that 10 congregations received a total of 65 packages of food aid from a charity foundation for old people and the ELCIR Diaconal Dept. during the lockdown. Also, some of the on-campus students of the Theological Institute received groceries and pampers for their children. The Kolibri (“Hummingbird”) Project provided groceries, clothes, and pampers for a family that lost their house in a fire. A family in Kronstadt that is taken care of by the Diaconal Dept. on an ongoing basis received food aid and a child’s stroller. Members from 4 congregations in the St. Petersburg region (Leningrad Oblast) received hygiene articles. Another 5 families received aid items on request.
Many thanks to the individuals who delivered the aid packages: senior ministers Vladimir Bitkin, Aleksei Kargaltsev, Aleksandr Khlynov, Pavel Tsvetkov, church members from Roshchino and Gubanitsy, the young men from the Anna Pomogayet Project, and other assistants!
Original post in Russian and photos on VK