During the pandemic, many ministers and members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Caucasus, which makes up Azerbaijan and parts of Russia, actively responded to the needs of people by serving as volunteers. They helped older and needy people by providing assistance in delivering groceries and other goods and services.
Therefore, when the all-Russian public organization Center for Assistance to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) proposed a project to provide masks for people in special need, it was not only approved at all levels of the church, but also taken under guardianship by church leaders in the Caucasus.
The leaders of local communities also took an active part in the implementation of the project; in fact, they agreed on the places of distribution and, together with the active church members with permission, distributed masks. At the same time, project participants closely monitored compliance with sanitary and epidemiological requirements.
Thus, in the territory of the Kuban-Black Sea Association, 4,100 masks were transferred to hospitals, clinics, social protection centers, and personally needy people. The Rostov-Kalmyk association distributed among the needy 3,000 masks, while the North Caucasus Mission and the Crimean Mission transferred about 2,000 masks to social and medical institutions.
As a result of the action, many thanks were received both from organizations and from specific people. But the participants believe that the most important thing is that we managed to serve our neighbors and contribute to maintaining the health of our fellow citizens.
It should also be noted that more than 76,000 protective masks were distributed in the Russian Federation thanks to the efforts of ADRA.