Holcim Romania is donating 190.000 kg of cement to help over 1.200 people in need

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Holcim Romania will donate 190.000 kg cement, 4.760 bags, each weighing 40 kg, in order to support Habitat for Humanity Romania’s projects.
The cement will be used at six projects, run by our organization in several cities in Romania, in order to support low-income families or for the improvement of certain river channels meant to protect houses.

„Holcim Romania decided to get involved this year too, in aiding the social projects from Romania, as a part of the company’s strategy regarding durable development. This year’s collaboration between us and Habitat for Humanity Romania has started because we want to get the online community of Holcim involved in a charitable initiative. We thank our fans, because they managed to raise the 4.800 bags of cement and we assure them that their effort will be repaid through the joy of the families from the communities in which our partners and volunteers will move things in a better direction for Romania” (Alina Cristea, Durable Development Manager, Holcim Romania)

„Over 5 million Romanians live in poor conditions. We’re glad that together with Holcim Romania we will put the foundation for a better life for over 1.200 families. We thank the company and all the people who got involved on Facebook and made it possible”. (Iolanda Burtea, Corporate Fundraising Manager, Habitat for Humanity Romania)

The 190.000 kg of cement will arrive on the building sites in portions, and will be used on six projects at which Habitat for Humanity Romania is working on:

•520 bags in Moinesti (Bacau county), for the construction of two duplexes for 4 families in need.
•1.000 bags in Ploiesti (Prahova county), for the construction of a quadruplex
•2.200 bags in Medias (Sibiu county), for renovating a building with the purpose of transforming it into a vocational training center and the construction of an apartment building with 15 units for persons from vulnerable groups.
•600 bags in various locations in Moldova, in areas exposed to floods, in order to consolidate those elements necessary for protection against floods.
•280 bags in Gorj county, for a family with 8 children whose house is in a state of advanced degradation.
•160 bags in Olt, Dolj and Gorj counties, to rehabilitate the houses of 260 extremely poor families and to renovate two schools from vulnerable communities.

Holcim Romania is continuing the series of the projects started through its official Facebook page, by involving the online community in aiding the local communities. In April 2015, the company has rehabilitated the sports field of the most important highschool from Focsani, after the students of the school have won the competition „Holcim is rewarding your school with an grade A sports field!”, competition which was also launched on Facebook. Through this competition, the students and professors from Romania have sent a message to the whole country: there is a high need for infrastructure for sports fields. This was the reason for which Holcim Romania decided to go even further, trying to involve other companies in the rehabilitation of a sports field, under the umbrella of the campaign „Holcim is passing the torch for good deeds”.
More information about the initiative and the list of the schools with sports fields that need to be rehabilitated can be found on the Holcim website: www.holcim.ro/itipredastafeta.html

About Holcim Romania
Holcim (Romania) S.A. owns two cement factories in Campulung and Alesd, a grinding plant and a cement terminal in Turda, 14 environmentally-friendly plants, three aggregate plants, two plants for road binders and a cement terminal in Bucharest, and approximately 800 employees in Romania. For more information, please visit the company website at www.holcim.ro and the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/holcimromania
Holcim is one of the most important cement and aggregates (sand and gravel), concrete and asphalt, but also related services to this industry. The group owns minority and majority stakes in almost 70 countries worldwide.

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