MMK Gives RUR 15m To Support People with Disabilities

UrBC, Magnitogorsk, December 26, 2017. Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) Metallurg Charity Foundation coordinated a special event for its charity project participants, MMK Information, PR & Advertising Department reports.

60 multiple-children families (270 people altogether) gathered together at Jazz Cinema in Magnitogorsk.

‘Our project to support families with special-needs children is one of Metallurg’s oldest programs. This includes paying for the children’s medications, lab tests, medical treatment, and their therapy at the medical and social support centers, helping these families buy rehabilitation appliances, and coordinating festive events, restorative trips to the countryside, and trips to a water park. There are 250 children with disabilities getting our foundation’s care and support, with around RUR 2.5m allocated to help them in ten months of 2017,’ the Department says.

The foundation also runs Ray of Hope, a project to socially support people whose disabilities stem from an accident at work or from occupational health hazards. The program covers a wide range of options from paying these people’s housing bills to trips to sanatoriums. For example, 400 food baskets were gifted to motion-impaired patients on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. 900 people were given food baskets and invited to a festive event at the local Culture Palace. More than RUR 13m were allocated for this program this year.

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