Helping Ukraine Unites Us

24. March 2022 – Press releases
These days, Ukrainian co-workers and business partners of our sister companies ST.NICOLAUS and BUDIŠ are experiencing what we could not have imagined four weeks ago. “We are not indifferent to the fate of the neighbouring Ukrainian nation. All-round assistance to people who have had to leave their homes and are seeking refuge in Slovakia is a matter of course for us,” says Matej Sabol, CEO of the ST. NICOLAUS Group.

In cooperation with Malta Relief Slovakia, we have been providing refugees arriving at the border crossings from the first days with drinking water, coffee, hot drinks, electric heaters, tables, benches, electrical wiring and lighting for tents. From the internal collection of our employees we have sent blankets, children’s gloves, hats and hygiene items to the border crossing of Veľké Slemence. We provided mineral water to the Košice Self-Government Region, we supported the Mission of Personalities Collection for Ukraine in Bratislava, as well as a drinking regime for asylum seekers while waiting at the Foreigners’ Police. In cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior, we sent a humanitarian truck with mineral water to a hospital in Uzhhorod. Together with our business partner Labaš s.r.o. and the organization Smile as a Gift, we also transported drinking water for children at risk of war to Ukraine. So far, we have managed to provide more than 40,000 liters of drinking water.

In addition to material support through our products, we have decided to contribute financially. The ST. NICOLAUS group has started an internal fundraising campaign with a financial contribution of €5,000. Half the total amount collected will be given to the charity organization Malta Aid Slovakia, which provides aid to refugees directly at the Slovak-Ukrainian border. The other half will be used to support Ukrainian refugee children in Slovak schools through the Teacher Development program.

We are helping as thoroughly as possible and will continue to do so as long as the situation requires.

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