Famur SA: The Group is actively involved in relief efforts for Ukraine
“We didn’t expect such a tragedy until a few days ago, but after the initial shock, we quickly sprang into action. Today, helping those who need it most is our top priority. .We maintain contact with our Ukrainian employees as well as with the staff of Ukrainian nationality that we employ through third parties. We give them all the support we can. The entire community of our company expresses its willingness to help the people of Ukraine and actively participate in the relief efforts,” says Anna Łomnicka, Human Resources Director of the FAMUR Group.
The company helps with transportation for employees’ families. It organizes transport within Ukraine and, when possible, provides vehicles that transport families from Ukraine to their final destination. The involvement of FAMUR group employees also includes assistance in providing accommodation. Our staff welcomes Ukrainian families into their homes and provides comprehensive care.
“The fact that the Famur community is quite large allows us to take advantage of its potential effectively. Together, we were able to help find accommodation for more than 80 people. Our employees took part in a charity collection carried out in recent days in Gliwice, the beneficiaries of which were two groups of children who came to Poland from a Ukrainian orphanage. Thanks to their generosity, in a short time, the children received much-needed clothing, food and diapers. adds Anna Łomnicka. “As part of the FAMUR and TDJ groups, we collect information on job offers for people from Ukraine and also ask those of our colleagues who are parents to check in kindergartens for the possibility of admit Ukrainian children”, She adds.
One of the companies of the FAMUR group, Elgór+Hansen, has also engaged in cooperation with the authorities of Chorzów which, in response to the call of the local government of the twin town of Tarnopol (UA), is leading an effort collection for the most needed items. For its part, in cooperation with the association “Mieszkańcy dla Katowic” (Residents of Katowice), FAMUR has provided space in its building on Grabowa Street in Katowice, which can now be used as a logistics facility by representatives of aid organizations (other associations and foundations also participate in this campaign). The space has been used to provide storage space for all items required by families currently staying in Poland.
Part of the objects collected as part of an internal collection from Group employees will go to people who come to Poland temporarily, while others will be given to those who stay longer in our country. Sleeping bags, camping mats, food, water, consumer electronics, as well as medical supplies and medicines were collected to meet their needs. These items will be transported to Ukraine, directly to the areas most affected by the conflict, in cooperation with a logistics company. All of these activities are supported by many local businesses as well as many individuals.
FAMUR does not forget the psychological support of its employees – they had the opportunity to benefit from the assistance of the experts of the TDJ Foundation. This form of help includes the possibility of meeting an educational adviser, a psychologist and a psychotherapist.