Families affected by fire in Ridder will get 1 million tenge each from Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation within the “Aid Card” project implemented jointly with the Red Crescent of Kazakhstan and ForteBank.
A large-scale forest fire unfolded in Ridder on 10 May. According to preliminary data, the blaze destroyed 31 residential houses, 7 household buildings and 1 car repair shop. An elderly woman was killed, two people were injured.
Bank cards of 1 million tenge value each will be given to all affected families over the coming days, as soon as the Red Crescent Disaster Response Team completes an assessment of the situation and the needs of the affected people.
“Having found out about the fire occurred in Ridder our team couldn’t step aside and decided to immediately look for ways to support those who were in trouble. And, for the aid to be timely and appropriate, we decided to provide financial support in the amount of 1 million tenge to each family left without a roof over their heads. To our deepest regret, the fire was not without casualties. I express my deep condolences to the family and friends of the perished Galina Filaretovna Spivakova,” said Marat Aitmagambetov, Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation Director.
The joint charity project “Aid Card” has been successfully implemented from 2018 rendering assistance to victims of natural and man-made disasters. Through the “Aid Card” project, Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation provided financial support for the total amount of about 1 million dollars.