Caritas Medical Civil Society
Emergency aid program
Helping center for breast cancer patients
We have a common language: love
The team of Caritas Catolica Oradea has received an unexpected reinforcement for the summer period in the person of Mr. Rainer Pag, a guest volunteer from Germany, who has dedicated his hard-earned days off to volunteer for several months in Oradea, helping both local communities and Ukrainian refugees. He has been involved not only in charity actions, but also in the background work invisible to the public, from unloading goods and sorting donations, to delivering hot meals and supplying charity shops with merchandise. As he emphasized, whichever department of Caritas he was in, he had no problem making himself understood by the staff and the beneficiaries, because even though they did not speak each other's native language, they still had a common language: love, which made all work easier. We talked to the German guest volunteer about his motivation, experiences and plans.
Fire-protection exercise at Caritas headquarters
After a two-year pause caused by the coronavirus pandemic, on Thursday, July 14, 2022, the staff of Caritas' head offices were able to practice fire protection procedures again.
Austrian volunteers renovate Caritas headquarters
After a two-year break caused by the pandemic, this week, between 26 and 30 June, the volunteer program continued, within which the students of the HTL Mödling professional school in Lower Austria voluntarily renovate the first floor rooms of the St. Joseph Social Center, the headquarters of Caritas Catolica in Oradea.
We bring bread to Ukrainian tables
Already in the early stages of the Ukrainian refugee crisis, we learned from field-reports that in Transcarpathia and other regions of Ukraine where there were many refugees, there was a severe shortage of bread. Mills had nothing to grind, and the bakeries which were still functioning had to work with very little flour. Therefore, in the months since February, we have tried to transfer a large part of our existing flour reserves to crisis-stricken regions via several routes – including towards aid organizations in Nevetlenfalu, Munkachevo and Vynohradiv, from where donations have been re-distributed to many other areas of Ukraine.