Together when needed for those in need
The crisis caused by COVID-19 is affecting the whole planet, and its social and economic effects will long be felt. In our country, in the countryside, the poor families, the elderly and the disabled people with low incomes are the most vulnerable during the pandemics, due to the lack of resources and the health problems. Also, a lot of hospitals are facing the lack of protection equipment, and the increase in Covid-19 cases, since mid-July, makes it even harder.
In June and July 2020, we implemented the project ‘’Together when needed for those in need’’.
The project implied:
- 2 rounds of emergency help consisting of: food packs and basic personal hygiene products to approx. 370 families and 370 elderly and disabled people from Castelu, Constanta County, and Coroieni, Maramures County. We also offered food and hygiene products donations to the patients in the City Hospital Targu Lapus and to the residents of the Social Center for elderly people – Coroieni County.
- we made the necessary repairs so that the public bathroom in Ponorata (to be used by 700 persons) can be 100% functional. The public bathroom, equipped with 3 shower cabins, 2 washing machines, 2 dryers and 2 large washbasins, was built in 2015 with the help of Romstal Romania.
- we offered protection equipment to the authorities in both communities and to the hospitals in Targu Lapus and Medgidia (masks, gloves, coveralls and disinfectants). The doctors in the City Hospital of Medgidia, a front-line hospital in the COVID-19 fight, treated over 200 Covid infected patients till July 20th; they were in great need of protection equipment so that they could perform their activity safely. Targu Lapus Hospital registers a weekly average of 70 ambulatory hospitalizations and recoveries, plus dozens of people who benefit from consultations in the clinic. The hospital is managed by the City Hall and did not benefit from additional funds during the crisis. Considering their great need of support, the remaining savings in the project will be directed to both hospitals, Medgidia and Targu Lapus, as protection equipment (2 thirds to the Medgidia Hospital and 1 third to the hospital in Targu Lapus).
The project was implemented in partnership with the Castelu and Coroieni City Halls. As always, we were happy to see that we could accomplish everything we planned thanks to the help of the volunteers, too.
‘’Together when needed for those in need’’ is run by Reality Check and financed through the „În stare de bine” program, sustained by Kaufland Romania and implemented by Fundatia pentru Dezvoltarea Societatii Civile
#ÎNSTAREDEBINE is a funding program that offers nonrefundable grants in total value of 1 million Euros to the Romanian NGOs during the year of 2019. The objective of the program is to increase the quality of life for the inhabitants in the rural and urban communities by supporting the initiatives that have a positive impact on culture, sports or healthy life and which is addressed mainly to the vulnerable community groups. www.instaredebine.ro
The content of this material does not necessarily mean the official stand of the „În stare de bine” program.