The nearest city, Arsenyev, has a population of about 70,000. Of that 4,000 are unemployed. The main employer is the military helicopter building plant. But with sales of military aircraft declining the base of the local economy is also degrading. This situation creates a lot of poverty not only within the city, but also in the outlying villages such as Tayozhka which are the satellites of the local workforce .
Bi-monthly we do food distribution with the local government social agency that keeps track of the people who are in need the most. We also visit orphans and homeless children, givingfood and gifts and organizing programs. Within the next few months our relief organization AMURT should be registered in Russia. After this we hope to increase our service to the communities around the Master Unit.