“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” ― Fred Rogers.
These people will be the subjects of future novels and movies, when people in the future are taught about the events of the early 21st century. One of these people is a lady in a small town in the middle of Siberia. A lawyer.
Day and night she files paperwork. Petitions declaring bankruptcy. Applications to pause mortgages. Power-of-attorney forms for the wives of drafted men to have rights to their homes and vehicles. She has been fast-tracking medical documentation for those who are sick. She has been processing adoption paperwork for foster parents. She has been helping people get registered at their place of residence.
She hasn’t stopped, and there are many others like her. Doing their work in silent and invisible ways. How many officers have held up paperwork "for review"? How many secretaries have “accidentally” run out of stamping ink? How many postal workers have lost letters? These are the people we help. These are the stories we hear. Thank you for your continued support in helping us make a difference.