We contacted several institutes and made needs assessment to find out how we can help in the most efficient way. According to the results LeasePlan Hungary contracted with the local governments of IV. and XXII. districts and donated five cars in co-operation with our used car business unit, CarNext. Besides the cars we provided fuel cards and vignettes for completing the logistic support.
Some of the local governments have shortage of human resources so we also recruited volunteers among our colleagues who now work remotely. Several employees applied not only in the capital but on the countryside as well. One of the colleagues who provides help in shopping for food and medicine in Balatonalmádi said: „I
really like these kind of initiatives and I was happy when LeasePlan started to
recruit volunteers. I think this kind of help gives much more than money
because local people can feel that they can count on somebody even if they are
alone. The volunteering inspires me as well and I feel that it’s worth to wake
up in the morning as I do something good. A lady of those people who I visit
from the very beginning wanted to give me money first and then some homemade
cookies to thank my help. Of course, I rejected but I think it’s worth living
for these moments because we experience this huge kindness very rarely.”
We follow closely the updates of the coronavirus and we are ready to offer further help.