Tuesday, May 8, 2018

News from Toth Attila

Dear friends,
 Greetings to you from Romania.  In this short letter we want to express that we are very thankful for all the help that you provided with these food packages and other necessities to people that are very much in need in the communities that we gave to.
                        The communities of Apalina and Glodeni  are  known to be  the cruelest  if but also a very poor regions of Mures county, where the lack of work and possibilities of finding one makes the lives of the people that live there very hard. Most of the people from these communities work only from spring till autumn when some of them can find work in agriculture in other countries or in autumn even in our country when there is apple picking time or other fruit or vegetables.
                        That’s why they lack of food and clothing, which are the basic necessity of a human being and for this reason they steal and some of them are in jails, criminality being on a high rate. Mostly men are in jails leaving their families with a wife that doesn’t work taking care maybe of several children and with no possibility of leaving them in a daycare to go to work .Daycares have a fee too so they can’t afford to pay it when there are times when children and adult don’t eat almost anything all day long.
                        Children do not attend school because they don’t have clothes to wear especially when it is cold outside and in this part of the country there are rather harsh winter times.
                        Some of the families in Glodeni don’t even get the social money, which is the only help that they get from the Government, as they have to pay first the taxes on the land they built their house or at least part of the taxes with that proof they could get the money but the same problem shows up: the lack of money.
                        The most difficult situations are when they got sick as there are some fee free medical attendance provided by the Governement if they have insurance but if there are urgent tests that must be done,  they must  pay them as there is no time waiting for the availability of free tests from the Government and the fees at private hospitals are quite high.
                        In the light of all these we thank you very much the help you sent to these people and they are also very thankful for these as the food and the necessities form the packets made, at least a few days from their lives, a little brighter as they had food for them and their families.
Thank you very very much for your generous help
With love Attila Toth
 Pictures with Easter package distribution  watch  over here

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Report from Sebes-Alba

Dear member of Foundation Van den Heerik and Promotie,

For this year  also  190 people from ``Trebuie ``Organization ( Children and Adults with Special Needs) and the "St. Elisabeth" Roma Association in Sebes received Easter gifts from the Van den Heerik Foundation Breaza -  through Mrs. Imola and Csaba .
       Members of the Organization "Trebuie!" Sebes were eagerly awaiting these packages because they knew that they would not  be forgotten by the great-minded people who put effort and time in the realization to reward those in need.
On their behalf, Ms Gabriela Buta, the president of the organization, will thank you and wish you all the best!
       The people in the Sebes Roma community who enjoyed these gifts were selected as following:
- the elders who were left alone at home for their sons going abroad for a better life;
- grandparents or relatives who are dependent on minors are left home by their parents who do not care for children;
- sick people;
- Roma students who do not miss school and have very good school results.

A pleasant and unexpected surprise was also for a  family from Petresti - Alba, a town belonging to Sebes, me Margareta Iancu and two volunteers went at their door. This family is composed of 6 members - mother, father and 4 minors and living in a camper received "from a gentleman in the Netherlands who was merciful to us" - as Matei said earlier. At that moment of the visit by offering the Easter gifts, the parents and two older siblings were in the woods after firewood,  at home being just the two younger children who enjoyed the gifts.

On behalf of all the beneficiaries of these gifts, Margareta Iancu - an active volunteer, thank you for the joy ,that everyone involved in this action ,brought to  the life and the souls of those people who had more beautiful holidays !
Margareta Iantu

Report from Deda

``Dear Foundation members, 
I apologize for the delay ,but right before the Easter Holiday  I had to join  my mother on a trip to Germany to my brother and his family,I arrived home this week.
The Easter package distribution broth me personally lot of joy.This time also I received a car from the local City hall and also one person to help me.
 Thank you for helping me to bring smile  to the faces of so  many people. There are some people in the chosen group who confessed that they were waiting for me . The others have disappeared due to their age and illness, but the fate is looking for the following ones .
 I `we sent some pictures with a traditional adorable house to enjoy your eyes.
Thank you again for helping my community and wishing you many blessings in your life.``
More pictures can be seen over here
Best regards,
Rodica Bandila

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Distribution of the Easter packages in Breaza and Filpisu Mic

    Within the ’Bread for the body, Bread for the Soul’ programme on the 16th and 29th in Breaza and on the 19th of March in Filpisu Mic I distributed the packages prepared by the Foundation in Holland. In total I went to 42 homes and wished a blessed Easter to the elderly men and women living alone or with their ill relatives. Jesus said: „ I am the resurrection and the life.He who believes in me will live,even though he dies;and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.Do you believe this?”(John 11,25-26)
We can only have a blessed, happy Easter if we meet the resurrected Christ, if we believe that He is alive and with us today. He gives us strength every day that we can do His work!
I know that it took a lot of work, time and sacrifice to prepare and transport the packages, just as it was in Christmas. In these seven years I noticed that the people are grateful for the help the Van den Heerik and Promotie Foundations give.
I would like to transmit the thanks and good wishes of all those people who received the package.
May the Lord bless your lives,work and all those who could sacrifice their time in favor of those in need: elderly, sick. I wish to everyone a Blessed and Happy Easter!
More  pictures over here.
Best regards,
Ildiko Sz├ęp reformed pastor

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Easter package action ready in Breaza

The Easter package action in Breaza is also ready. On 19 March with the help of our kids we gave out the packages  for the ``Food program beneficiaries`` in our community. Watch the pictures.
Also the Diakonal program Beneficiary got their packages, those ware divided by Pastor Szep Ildiko .

In the wintertime we have received from Stichting Promotie 1 palet of seeds. Paart of it we gave to  Toth Attila  in Peris(9 boxes)to start his new greenhouse project . At the moment they are busy with the construction of their  Children's home .The gardening  project will help them to be self sustainable.
The other part, on 23 March the whole community  of Breaza was invited to receive free  vegetable and flower seeds. More than hundred people came. The previous day together with Thea Wijnen and our kids we have selected the seeds on categories .Everyone could take one or two depend on the each quantity. The remained seeds are going to the Agricultural school in Reghin .
Thank everyone involvement who made this action possible .

On 26 March Toth Attila received his part of the packages.When he is ready will forward the report together with pictures.
This year we have included a new place of package  distribution in Vatava ,there is a very poor neighborhood with 25 families.
On 27 March our contact person Margareta from ``Trebuie Organisation ``came together with Buta Marius after the packages .Near the loud we gave also the beds together with mattresses.Her pictures and report are coming later on.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Second truck arrive with Easter packages

21 March we unload the second truck with the Easter packages for our contacts: Toth Attila, Caren from Peris,Margareta from Sebes Alba. Near that we have received hospital beds,mattresses for an Elderly home , food for the monthly food program we have in   our willage Breaza, single beds with mattresses,clouding, medical supplies .
As soon we were ready we broth the hospital beads to Ideci elderly home (65 beneficiaries). There was introduced us the home by  Administrator Violeta a very kind lady .
They were truly glad for the beds ,because they were renovating 7 rooms for 14 persons by the second building and they needed  there beds with  metal side .
After lunch together with the truck drivers Gerrit and Rieks went to Urmenis to help Elena with the distribution .Despite the bad wetter snow, mud,cold ,flu we managed to give out 55 packages .
Next day early in the morning the drivers went back to Holland . Thank you very much for their help and have a safe trip back home!
more pictures over here
Best regards,
Imola Fazakas

Easter packages Tigmandru

"This year too, I received proper aids for the poor people in Tigmandru  and not only for them. There are many underprivileged families here who needs financial help very often. They work when they find work but, especially in winter time, life is difficult. This is why we asked the Van Den Heerik Breaza Foundation to help us with food. We received, indeed,  90 packages with food, very necessary  in this season. We also received several mattresses, boxes with crackers and jams. It was a rare joy for those people who received all these gifts. You can see it in the pictures.
We want to say  thank you Van Den Heerik Breaza Foundation, represented by Csabi and Imola, who are very dedicated to this ministry.
May God bless them abundantly.More pictures over here."

Yours, sincerely
Pastor Horea Tamasan