Holcim Romania supports the victims of the floods in Rast, Dolj county, offering construction materials for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the houses destroyed by the floods this year. The company donated 40 tones of cement, 20 tones of Tenco binding material for masonry and rendering works, 50 mobile concrete mixers, and 50 wheel barrels. These materials will help 25 families rebuild their homes completely destroyed by the floods.
"Holcim is impressed by the difficult situation faced by the people of Rast, the most affected place in Romania by the floods this year. We hope that, by contributing with this donation, we will help these people regain their confidence, hope and power to rebuild their homes," said Markus Wirth, General Manager of Holcim Romania.
The construction materials were transported in the flooded areas by Holcim trucks, and their distribution was supported by volunteers from Holcim and World Vision, based on a common evaluation performed together with the local community. This ensured fairness and transparency for the distribution of materials intended for the reconstruction of the houses destroyed by the floods in April this year.
"This donation proved once again that Holcim is a responsible company, active in the community. This is the second emergency campaign we have developed together in case of natural disasters. The generous donation made by Holcim helps the families, which were heavily affected by the floods, to have wait with hope for the cold season," said Anita Delhaas van Dijk, National Director, World Vision Romania.
Holcim Romania supports for the second year the victims of the floods. In 2005 the company donated more than 1,700 tones of construction materials for the reconstruction of houses, hospitals and schools destroyed partially or completely by the floods in the counties Buzau, Arges, Teleorman, Olt, Timis, and Vrancea.
Holcim (Romania) S.A. is the Romanian subsidiary of Holcim Group Ltd, one of the world's leading suppliers of cement, as well as aggregates (gravel and sand), concrete and construction-related services. One of the top players in the world construction materials industry, the Group is based in Switzerland and has majority and minority interests in more than 70 countries on all continents. Holcim is also one of the first international players in the construction industry to have invested in Eastern Europe after 1989.
Holcim (Romania) S.A. currently operates 3 cement plants, in Turda, Campulung and Alesd, 15 environmentally-friendly ready-mixed concrete plants, and 4 aggregates plants. Holcim (Romania) S.A. currently has approximately 1,300 employees. The website of the company is www.holcim.ro.
World Vision is a Christian charity and one of the world's leading relief and development agencies helping more than 85 million people in nearly 100 countries, in their struggle against poverty, hunger and injustice. Our work focuses on providing care and welfare for children at risk, irrespective of their rase, religious beliefs, sex or cultural background. In Romania, World Vision commenced its activity in 1990 and it since has developed child focused projects in Bucharest, Iasi, Dolj, Valcea, Cluj, Constanta, Ialomita and Timis.