We contacted several institutes and made needs assessment to find out how wecan help in the most efficient way. According to the results LeasePlan Hungary contracted with the local governments ofIV. and XXII. districts and donated five cars in co-operation with our usedcar business unit, CarNext. Besides the cars we provided fuel cards andvignettes for completing the logistic support.
Some of the local governments have shortage ofhuman resources so we also recruited volunteers among our colleagues who now workremotely. Several employees applied not only in the capital but on thecountryside as well. One of the colleagues who provides help in shopping for foodand medicine in Balatonalmádi said: „Ireally like these kind of initiatives and I was happy when LeasePlan started torecruit volunteers. I think this kind of help gives much more than moneybecause local people can feel that they can count on somebody even if they arealone. The volunteering inspires me as well and I feel that it’s worth to wakeup in the morning as I do something good. A lady of those people who I visitfrom the very beginning wanted to give me money first and then some homemadecookies to thank my help. Of course, I rejected but I think it’s worth livingfor these moments because we experience this huge kindness very rarely.”
We followclosely the updates of the coronavirus and we are ready to offer further help.