The Edelweiss Foundation for the Development of the Republic of Moldova launched the Flood Victims Assistance Program “Where is their home?”

29 July 2010
On Wednesday, July 28th the PRIME TV Channel together with the Edelweiss Foundation for the Development of the Republic of Moldova launched the Flood Victims Assistance Program “Where is their home?”
The Edelweiss Foundation for the Development of the Republic of Moldova launched the Flood Victims Assistance Program “Where is their home?”
On Wednesday, July 28th the PRIME TV Channel together with the Edelweiss Foundation for the Development of the Republic of Moldova launched the Flood Victims Assistance Program “Where is their home?”

The EDELWEISS Foundation is a non-governmental, non-profit and apolitical organization, whose stated mission is the implementation of projects which contribute to the Development of the Republic of Moldova. In accordance with the set objectives, the Foundation’s Board decided to allocate funds for the acquisition of houses for the most vulnerable families of flood victims.
In the weeks following the floods, the Foundation started procuring houses in the adjacent areas, unaffected by floods, initiated a rapid renovation process and yesterday, on July 28th, the EDELWEISS Founder, the businessman Vlad Plahotniuc handed the keys to the first family of flood victims who were originally from the village of Sarateni who moved to their new house in the village of Onesti, Hancesti district. The Branza family, represented by its 9 members, in four generations: grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren are very happy with their new house and mentioned that they already feel like home here.

Victor Branza: „We used to live together: we had a cow, calves, pigs and other domestic animals. We saved them from the waters, but we sold them, we had no forage to feed them.” When asked by the journalists:”When will you start living here?”, he replied: „We will bring our leftover things immediately, we want to live here. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your assistance.”
Today, the second family of beneficiaries received the keys to their new house in the village of Calinesti, Falesti district. The families were selected by the Foundation’s Board according to criteria that require preference in the provision of assistance to the most vulnerable families of victims.
The program continues, and soon other families of beneficiaries will receive the keys to their new homes.