ADRA Czech Republic celebrated its 30th anniversary by helping Ukrainians
In 2022, ADRA Czech Republic celebrated its thirtieth anniversary. Its director reflected on the work done in the New Year’s message, where he praised the united Czech nation in solidarity with Ukraine.
The Czech office of the humanitarian organisation ADRA was founded thirty years ago when Europe was shaken by a tragic event – the war in Yugoslavia. “Unfortunately, our thirtieth year of operation was again marked by war in Europe. ADRA was able to help the people affected by the conflict in Ukraine very quickly thanks to our generous donors, supporters and volunteers. In this unprecedented situation, we could support people who remained in the conflict-torn country and those who left to seek safety beyond its borders, including the Czech Republic,” Radomír Špinka, Director of ADRA Czech Republic, reminiscences.
Špinka praises the willingness to help, which, according to him, united the Czech nation under challenging moments. “People sent hundreds of millions of crowns to non-profit organisations. Our organisation alone raised over 100 million crowns (4.2 million euros) in a public collection,” he added.
ADRA Czech Republic brought necessities and food to Ukraine, evacuated people to safety, helped rebuild destroyed homes, and provided financial assistance to those who had lost everything. In the Czech Republic, their volunteer centres helped thousands of people.
“On our 30th birthday, I hope we will continue to succeed together in helping people in need to enjoy a better future. Thank you for being there for others, and I wish you a blessed 2023,” Špinka concluded the New Year’s message.