Aug 25, 2020  Jakarta

Fight against COVID-19

Henkel supports medical staff in Surabaya

Henkel has donated 12,000 euros or more than 200 million Indonesian rupiah to Habitat for Humanity Indonesia to support hospital staff in Surabaya who do not have a place to stay during the outbreak period.

The sponsorship from Henkel enables Habitat for Humanity Indonesia to provide the medical staff with accommodation, food, transportation, and personal protection equipment, such as hand sanitizers, hazmat suits, alcohol swabs and latex gloves. The project also helps the hotel industry to utilize their empty rooms to support the front liners.

The donation amount came from the ‘Make an Impact on Tomorrow’ funds of Fritz Henkel Stiftung, which was created by Henkel in 2011 to support social projects that help make life better for people around the world.

Alejandro Schoenhoff, President of Henkel Indonesia, said, “We live in very challenging times, and while the situation remains tough for many of us, it is especially difficult for the medical teams and frontline workers. We are heartened that our donations have supported a group of medical workers with daily essentials as well as temporary hotel accommodation to rest and refresh themselves when they are off duty. On behalf of Henkel, I sincerely thank all our medical teams and frontline workers in Indonesia for their enormous efforts to keep all of us safe.”

Susanto, National Director of Habitat for Humanity Indonesia said “In the beginning when the pandemic started, the number of infections was overwhelming the health workers, and caused many of the health workers to be in extreme fatigue. A place to have a proper rest is not available as well. Hence, Habitat Indonesia initiated the #TemporaryShelterforHealthWorkers program, and really appreciate the enthusiasm of Henkel and their participation in this humanitarian action to provide temporary shelters for the health workers. Over 1,700 health workers have been served and thousands of them still need us to support them with temporary shelters until this pandemic is over.”

Henkel has donated 12,000 euros or more than 200 million Indonesian rupiah to Habitat for Humanity Indonesia to support hospital staff in Surabaya who do not have a place to stay during the outbreak period.

Maggie Tan Henkel Corporate Communications Southeast Asia and Australia/New Zealand +65-6424-7045
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