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ADRA Romania meeting the needs of disadvantaged people

1,500 people receive help in the "New ADRA Viile workshop" project

ADRA Romania meeting the needs of disadvantaged people

Bern, Switzerland.Andreas Mazza, ADRA Romania.

Between February 2019 and June 2021, within the project "ADRA Viile Noi Workshop", 1,500 people from vulnerable families received clothing, protective masks, and bed linen, along with various textile materials.With the support of 12 volunteers, in the tailoring workshop arranged in the annexes of the Seventh-day Adventist Church "Viile Noi" in Constanța, the project took place in partnership with the Seventh-day Adventist Church - Muntenia Conference.

About ViileNoi

The project “ADRA Viile Noi Workshop” works as part of the professional development component developed by ADRA Romania, the objective being to create a real opportunity that meets the social needs of different categories of disadvantaged people through the articles of clothing and bedding they make.

The “ADRA Viile Noi” cultivates ministry as a fundamental value, starting from the example of the Savior who taught us that ministering to others is an ingredient that should never be missing from the menu of the work of preaching the gospel. The gifts and skills of the seamstress team are put at the service of their peers by providing free tailoring services. “Depending on the needs, the team mobilized making articles for different categories of disadvantaged people, and in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic it produced thousands of masks that benefited hundreds of people,” said Danubian Modoran, pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist Church,VIILE NEW from Constanța.

Between February 2019 and June 2021, more than 3,000 items of clothing were made. The volunteers of the "ADRA Viile Noi Workshop" invested part of their time, skills, and talents without being remunerated in any way, the only satisfaction being the worship of God by serving one's fellow men. Also, all donor contributions (of any kind) are reinvested into making the goods for the beneficiaries.

“Although it is a project that takes place in the annexes of the Adventist church, anyone is welcome to participate voluntarily regardless of the religion they embrace, the religious denomination not being an eligibility criterion in selecting beneficiaries,” said Luminița Pantilie, Project Coordinator and ADRA Romania volunteer.

“With a beautiful team spirit, ADRA Viile Noi Workshop, from Constanța County, [offers a smile to] to the disadvantaged people [of a local area] who, for various reasons, have reached the impossibility of material sustainability,” said Bogdan Stănică, ADRA Romania Project Manager. “Together with a determined team, in a warm and welcoming environment, both volunteers and project beneficiaries work with adaptation to the context of the pandemic generated by the COVID-19 virus,” concluded Stănică.

More about ADRA

Since 1990, the Adventist Agency for Development, Recovery, and Aid - ADRA Romania – has been mainly involved in development projects that benefit the entire population. Leading in the projects undertaken according to the motto “Justice. Compassion. Love.”, ADRA Romania brings joy and hope to the lives of the beneficiaries by promoting a better future, values​​, and human dignity. An accredited social service provider, ADRA Romania is part of the ADRA International network, the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, one of the most widespread non-governmental organizations in the world. The network, active in over 118 countries, is guided by a philosophy that combines compassion with practicality, addressing people in need, without making racial, ethnic, political, or religious distinctions, to serve humanity so that all may live as God intended.

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