“Instead of isolation, I chose to work actively in the municipal administration of Tbilisi and tried my best to support as many beneficiaries as possible within our project”.
I have been working for the Red Cross for 10 years now and it is a really valuable experience, a great honor, and an enormous responsibility for me as a professional and as an individual.
That is why as soon as the pandemic started, I stood by the volunteers and got involved with them in the charitable activities initiated by Georgia Red Cross in order to help the most vulnerable people in the country.
Every morning I walked through the completely empty streets to the office; Instead of isolation, I chose to work actively in the municipal administration of Tbilisi and tried my best to support as many beneficiaries as possible within our project; to reach more people with the support they needed for survival. Our beneficiaries were mostly lonely people who physically could not get out of the apartment. We helped them get the food or medicine they needed.
Along with my colleagues, I actually worked in the municipal administration office day and night. We made great efforts, the project was not delayed and everyone received assistance. Imagine, during the first phase of the pandemic, we sent up to 800 parcels a day with food and medicines for our beneficiaries.
In parallel with the activities, there was also the fear of an unknown infection. I was especially worried about my family members. I was not sure that at the end of a long working day, coming home would not pose a threat to them. But I could not back down, I could not neglect my main duty to help the most vulnerable part of our society during the pandemic.
It is my honor to be a helper
Georgia Red Cross Society