Bacau is located in the economically underdeveloped north-eastern area of Romania. “We're happy that we could be of help here,” says Daniel Gross, managing director of PENNY Romania. “Everyone should have access to modern medical care. Together with Habitat for Humanity, we have now helped to ensure that more than 3,000 people in Nicolae Balcescu can receive better care. I’m especially grateful to all of our employees who worked so hard to help with this project.”
Muscle power and financial support
From July to September, working in several shifts, the PENNY employees demonstrated their carpentry and other skills at the building site. The building, where doctors care for village residents in three treatment rooms, covers 170 square metres. Built in 1920, it was in urgent need of renovation. After the PENNY volunteers had removed old floor tiles and wall panelling, some of them stripped insulation panels from the exterior walls, while others replaced the wooden cladding. In addition to the employees' muscle power, PENNY invested about €80,000 in the renovation.
The project is the second relief project that PENNY Romania has initiated in the region. Last year, 250 PENNY employees helped build new housing to provide homes for needy families. PENNY worked with Habitat for Humanity on that project as well.