On Wednesday, December 6, representatives of the volunteer movement from 12 regions of Ukraine met in the Verkhovna Rada. 9 participants of the Great Patriotic War and representatives of veteransэ organizations of the country also took part in the meeting. In total, the veterans’ and volunteers’ movement, celebrating its 20th anniversary these days, has about 600,000 members in its ranks.
"I want to say many thanks to you, our veterans and pensioners, for the fact that, despite years, you remain active members of our society, you help and you set an example of helping hundreds and thousands of people. Your contribution to the social protection of our citizens is invaluable," MP Natalia Korolevska, a member of the OPPOSITION BLOC, said in her speech.
Volunteer movement deserves special attention in the most difficult days, experienced by our country in 2014. Then thousands of volunteers first responded to help people.
"And today thousands of volunteers are on the advanced social front. About this little talk and almost never and no one is rewarded. But this is the work that volunteers do at the call of the heart, at the behest of the soul. And I’m grateful to you for what you are and for what you are doing," Natalia Korolevska stressed.