Generators of Hope campaign collected a total of 33 generators for Kyiv, the City of Tampere also donated
The City of Tampere participated in the Generators of Hope campaign and collected generators and aggregates for the city of Kyiv in February 2023. A total of 33 generators were donated. At its meeting on 20 March 2023, the Tampere City Board decided that the City of Tampere would participate in the campaign not only by collecting donations but also by buying generators and donating them.
The city's total donation is no more than EUR 40,000. The sum can be used to procure a large generator (250-500 kW) requested by Tampere’s twin city Kyiv, which can secure the operation of a hospital or water utility or several smaller generators.
Generators of Hope is a campaign launched by Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament, and Dario Nardella, President of the Eurocities network, the aim of which is to deliver electric generators to Ukraine. Metsola has called on all cities and municipalities to take part in the campaign.
In February, the city collected generators for Kyiv from Pirkanmaa, and the campaign was attended by the Tampere Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Pirkanmaan Yrittäjät and their member companies.
- Tampere has supported and will continue to support its twin city Kyiv and Ukrainians in numerous ways and for as long as there is a need. It’s fantastic how many people and organisations have participated in this campaign for the Ukrainian people. Thank you to each and every one of you. All help is necessary and it means a lot, says Anna-Kaisa Ikonen, Mayor of Tampere.
A total of 26 different parties donated to the campaign, of whom the following gave permission to publish their name:
Hiedanrannan Kehitys Oy
Kaira Productions ry
Kuikka Pekka ja Anja
L&H-Mekaniikka Jometa Oy
Leinonen Mikko ja Anni
Mäntynen Anna ja Maijaliisa
Nosturihuolto E. Metsäranta Ky
NRC Group Finland Oy
Pirkan Opiskelija-asunnot Oy POAS
Pirkanmaan Jätehuolto Oy
The City of Tampere's Real Estate, Facilities and Housing Policy unit took part in the campaign’s implementation by setting up collection points and Tampere's Infra tested the donated equipment and, where necessary, provided maintenance for it.