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Hungarian Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity

Field of intervention
Emergency
Supported organization
Hungarian Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity
Country and localization
2 underprivileged districts of Budapest
Supported people
70 families in difficulty
Project helped in
2010
Amount of the support
20,000 euros

Help to refurbish two centers for disadvantaged families

Habitat for Humanity was created in 2001 in Hungary. It is a subsidiary of the US NGO sponsored by Brad Pitt and renovates the homes of the very poor by linking up the families with the employees of private corporations.

The Hungarian Red Cross is the Hungarian unit of the Red Cross international organization. Created in 1881, it provides medical assistance, food aid, accommodation and employment support services to particularly disadvantaged people. It runs 19 centers in Hungary.

In 2010, at the request of the AccorHotels employees in Hungary took park to these programs, the Accor Foundation* supported projects to refurbish two centers: 

  • Renovation of a social residence for 60 families (project managed by Habitat for Humanity).
  • Renovation of a center of family’s help’ for 10 families (project managed by the Hungarian Red Cross).

* In 2013, the Accor Foundation became Solidarity Accor.

The project holder
Edina Toro
Director of Human Resources, AccorHotels Hungary/Slovakia

This experience strengthened by belief in the importance and value of social responsibility.