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Devtorium is an outsourcing software development company with offices in several countries and remote employees spanning the globe. However, the core of our developers resides in Ukraine, a country torn apart by russia’s invasion. We are invested in supporting the country that’s fighting for its freedom and its heroic defenders.
Devtorium has been supporting Ukraine since the beginning by donating some of our earnings to specialized funds. However, we are proud to say that we didn’t stop at that. Devtorium’s strength is its people, who are passionate, driven, and courageous in the face of even the darkest trial of war.
Since day one, the vast majority of Devtorium employees became active volunteers, the unsung heroes of the war as referred by Times. Even the members of the Devtorium team who do not directly participate in volunteering activities make regular donations and other contributions to the support of Ukrainian defenders. Over this time, they provided multiple types of equipment and materials to strengthen the soldiers. Some examples of this support include:
- Equipping multiple defenders with essential gear, such as headgear, body armor, first aid kits, etc.
- Supporting medical teams with specialized kits, tourniquets, equipment, etc.
- Purchasing autos for army squads.
- Providing power stations and generations to units fighting on the frontlines.
However, some members of the Devtorium team took their volunteering activities to a new level. We are immensely proud that these people work within our company and would like to draw attention to their noble cause.
Devtorium Outsourcing Software Development Company Cherkasy: Creating a Charity Fund to Help Support Ukrainian Defenders
A team from the Cherkasy Office of the Devtorium outsourcing software development company set up a charity fund to become more efficient in their support of the army.
Since the beginning of this cruel invasion, a team from the Cherkasy Office started preparing dry rations for the defenders. They do this completely voluntarily, using their own kitchens for the bulk of this hard work. They haven’t stopped even once, providing the heroes who risk their lives with essential and delicious nutrition.
According to Nataliia Kashuba, the Regional Manager of the Cherkasy Office and Devtorium’s Head of Cybersecurity Department, their goal is to support soldiers in the trenches by providing a taste of a home-cooked meal. These gestures mean the world to people who face unimaginable cruelty every minute of every day. Most importantly, this little ‘taste of home’ can offer invaluable emotional support.
As of right now, the team’s dry rations are booked out in advance. As all these dehydrated meals are prepared by regular people at their homes, their capabilities are limited. Therefore, if any of you reading this would like to support the cause, you can contact the charity fund Mamyni Obiymy ta Tatove Pleche (Mother’s Hug and Father’s Shoulder) created by Nataliia Kashuba.
Multiple people join the cause, each providing the level of support they can. Some help with cooking, and some provide produce, including homegrown fruits and vegetables. No help is ever too small! The team greatly appreciates every bit of support.
Team Involvement: Going Way Beyond Outsourcing Software Development
As for our Cherkasy team, their whole families are involved in meal preparation. For example, Nataliia’s son got inspired to become a chef, and he is the one making marinades for meat-based components of their rations. This Thanksgiving, the team prepared dehydrated turkey that would be sent directly to the squads that are currently stationed at the frontline.
Another example is our Head of IT Department, Pavlo. On the professional level, he is expanding his skills and holds specialized security certifications. Moreover, he is currently developing as a DevOps professional and is actively engaged in projects.
However, even with such a busy schedule, he contributes to the dry rations preparation regularly. Pasha is an expert on homemade crackers. We have it on good authority that his crackers are greatly loved and appreciated by the heroes who are stationed in the most dangerous zones.
Why Set Up a Charity Fund?
Nataliia is a person with a heavy workload demanded by her position within the company. The added load of preparing rations and additional volunteering activities is definitely not easy to bear. Therefore, we asked her why she decided to set up and manage a charity fund.
Her reply was simple:
“Nothing we do can compare to the sacrifices of our defenders. The fund enables us to cut through many legal issues and ensure that we deliver the help that’s needed faster.”
According to Nataliia, they faced multiple obstacles in their work, from scammers and outright thieves to corruption at the customs. As a legal expert herself, Nataliia chose to create a charity fund as the most expedient way to make the whole operation legal and overcome the hurdles of corruption.
Nataliia expresses her great worry and disappointment in the fact that many people she meets today claim to be fatigued by the war. She stresses, and we wholeheartedly support her, that the people who are truly tired are those who fight at the frontlines. And yet, they get up every day and risk their lives to defend their country. Therefore, doing our very best to support them is the least we can do.
At Devtorium, we agree with Nataliia’s position. Therefore, we encourage everyone to join the cause and help in whatever way they are able. Our company has been doing its best to provide every kind of support. As a result, in spite of all the hardship, 2022 was a good year for Devtorium’s growth. We will continue doing our best and are 100% confident that our developers will continue to perform above and beyond the clients’ expectations.