The CEO of Porsche Hungaria Kft. Balázs Németh, and the CEO of Mercarius Fleet Management Ltd. László Rónai-Horst, handed over two cars to Hungarian Interchurch Aid on Tuesday, 9 May in Vizsoly in north-eastern Hungary, where they signed a cooperation agreement with László Lehel, the president-director of the Interchurch Aid.
In his speech at the donation event, Lehel recalled that the Interchurch Aid, a charity managed by the Lutheran Church in Hungary, has also established a sewing workshop in Vizsoly, where women can learn the trade and earn an income. He added that similar institutions exist in various parts of the country, where job creation and working with children are important considerations.
Thanking Porsche and Mercarius, he emphasised that the donations from the two companies are a great help in expanding their work aimed at provide opportunities to those in need. The vehicles leased for two years enable the organisation to maintain contact with all their institutions and ‘raise their work to a higher level.’
The CEO of Porsche Hungaria Kft. emphasised that as the largest car importer in the country, they consider social responsibility a mandatory task. They recognise the work of the aid organisation and consider its activities exemplary not only at home but also beyond borders.
The CEO of Mercarius Fleet Management Ltd. spoke about the importance of their actively participating in the support of the needy and socially disadvantaged as a wholly Hungarian-owned company.
Vizsoly Mayor Szabolcs Szegedi thanked the Hungarian Interchurch Aid for its charitable work in the town since 2017. He recalled that six years ago, the organisation had its office in the town hall, while in 2019, they were able to move to a building called ‘Jelenlét Pont.’ Szegedi stressed that the cooperation between the town and the aid organisation has been successful, citing the sewing workshop opened on Tuesday as an example.
The ceremony was also attended by Prime Minister Orbán’s spouse, Anikó Lévai, who is the goodwill ambassador of the Interchurch Aid.
According to the press release distributed on-site, families in need in Boldogkőújfalu, Felsődobsza, and Vizsoly sew products from used clothes donated to the Hungarian Interchurch Aid, under the leadership of professional seamstresses.