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Faces of The Fellowship: Galina

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Though she is now 76, Galina still vividly remembers when the Nazis stormed into her family’s home in Ukraine when she was just a young girl.

"They entered our home where we laid still under the beds. We were so scared,” she recalls. “They took our food and left. I asked my mother why they kill young children. She didn't answer me.”

The Nazis also took their cow, once a source of food and income. Galina remembers “famine and terrible conditions.”

After the war, she went back to school, graduated from 7th grade, and went to work on a collective farm. “I’ve lived my entire life in this village,” she says with a hint of pride.

Galina’s two children live far away, and she does her best to live on a minimal pension. But she is always in need of firewood for heating her modest home in winter, food, warm clothes, and medicines.

She is grateful that The Fellowship’s assistance is now saving her from the hunger and bitter cold that remind her of those awful years during the Holocaust. “Thank you, kind people,” she says emphatically. “God bless you!”

Learn how you can help impoverished elderly in need, like Galina, receive the lifesaving care they desperately need.

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