American Chamber of Commerce in Moldova (AmCham) successfully closed the fundraising campaign to assist victims of the flooding which affected Moldova this summer. Totally, AmCham members contributed with almost 140 000 MDL.
The sum gathered within the campaign made it possible to assist 15 affected families from Cotul Morii and Sarateni villages. AmCham Moldova donated to each of these families a set of home supplies including a fridge, a washing machine, a gas stove, a fan ventilator, a microwave oven and a carpet. Among the beneficiaries were families with many children and old persons.
The biggest contributions came from JTI Foundation”- as a result of “JT International Luxembourg S.A.” Representative Office in Moldova support , which donated 120 000 MDL and "S&T Mold" that contributed with 20 000 MDL.
”AmCham Moldova expresses its gratitude to the companies that didn`t stay indifferent towards the flooding victims. In this period of winter holidays, it is great to offer people a ray of hope for a brighter future. We are glad that through AmCham’s campaign, families from Cotul Morii and Sarateni villages will have a real Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”, John Maxemchuk, President of AmCham, said.
The fundraising campaign was initiated in August 2010, when AmCham members donated to the flooding victims the most critical goods, such as foodstuffs, personal hygiene items, clothing, and household items. During the campaign, the AmCham administration and members of the CSR Committee worked directly with the mayor and aid groups in the hardest hit localities to identify the families that have lost their homes.