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Holcim Romania supports underprivileged communities

Holcim Romania will donate 190,000 kilograms of cement this year, the equivalent of 4,760 bags of cement (40 kilograms each), to the construction and renovation programmes implemented by Habitat for Humanity Romania.

The cement will be used in six wide-scale projects implemented by the organization in several Romanian localities. The projects are meant to support low-income families or to regulate rivers in order to protect homes and households.

“Holcim Romania has decided to get involved, this year too, in supporting social projects in Romania, as part of the company’s sustainable development strategy. The 2016 collaboration between Habitat for Humanity Romania and us was born out of the desire to get Holcim’s online fans involved in charity. We thank our fans for managing to gather the 4,760 bags of cement and we assure them that their effort will be rewarded by the joy of families in communities in which our partners and volunteers will move things for the better in Romania,” Holcim Romania Sustainable Development Manager Alina Cristea stated.

Holcim Romania thus continues the series of projects started on its official Facebook page, by getting the online community involved in supporting local communities. In April 2015, the company renovated the sports hall of the most important college in Focsani, after that school’s pupils won the “Holcim awards your school with a grade A sports hall” competition launched on Facebook. Through this competition, pupils and teachers from all over the country signalled a real need of Romanian schools: the lack of sports infrastructure. This was also the reason why Holcim Romania decided to go further, challenging other companies to renovate sport halls too, under the aegis of the “Holcim passes on the good deeds baton” campaign.

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