Call a guard or ambulance, order medicine or food, or solve any other social problem, you can press just one button! In Elizavetovka village, which is located in the Dnepropetrovsk region, a new social project has been launched.
The SOS button – such devices will be installed here for vulnerable groups of the population, who from time to time need urgent help. The initiators of the project – the chairman Maxim Golosnoy and the activist of the “Development and Reforms Team” Vyacheslav Gorobets.
The first alarm button was installed this week for Grigory Potapovich Dubrov. Grigory Potapovich is a resident of Elizavetovka, he is one of the two remaining veterans of the Great Patriotic War. At one time, this person took part in forcing the Dnieper. But, unfortunately, three months ago, unknown people robbed this man. They took advantage of the disease and the venerable age of the veteran.
“Elizavetovka rural council immediately reacted to this incident. The veteran was granted 5 thousand UAH compensation for the stolen property. But, it is clear that our law enforcement system cannot provide guarantees that Grigory Potapovich will NOT be robbed again, for example, the next day or a week” – Maxim Golosnoy.
Such alarm buttons will be available not only for veterans. The project extends to the elderly who have made a significant contribution to the development of the territorial community, as well as veterans of labor, seriously ill people, and other socially vulnerable categories.
In fact, the button is as simple as possible – older people will not have any problems with it. The person presses the button, there is a call and the voice of the dispatcher is heard from the speaker. At the same time, SMS is sent to everyone responsible for processing calls. The panel with the button is mounted directly at the bed of the pensioner or at the exit from the room.
Vyacheslav Gorobets, a public activist in the Peschanka village, reports that there are more ideas, social and economic, that can improve the life of the villagers. But they will have to be introduced to activists in other communities, because at the elections to the Peschansky OGG, no activist of the “Development and Reforms Team” gets on the board of the village council…