Wednesday, August 23, 2017

More than $1.5 million raised to fix orphanages damaged by meteor

The Good Roads charity has raised more than $1.5 million dollars to replace windows in Chelyabinsk regional orphanages that were destroyed by the February 15 meteor collision.

Shortly after the meteor made impact in the Urals, Good Roads announced the fundraising effort on its website. Within 30 minutes, the charity's message went viral throughout many social media platforms and Good Roads received its first donations, according to Mir66.

Many of the orphanages' windows were already in a state of disrepair prior the meteor's destruction.

One southern Ural orphanage, which is home to children aged six to 17, had several missing panes of glass in its windows before losing another 60 to the meteor. Funds raised by Good Roads will provide new windows to the facility's bedrooms, hallways and dining room, Mir66 reports.