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Apr 26, 2016  Ploiesti / Romania

Henkel employees’ social engagement

Building for a good cause in Romania

Last week, 19 Henkel employees from Düsseldorf, Germany, demonstrated social engagement and great vigor: together with the nonprofit organization "Habitat for Humanity," the team dedicated itself to help build a multi-family house for needy families in Romania.

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19 Henkel employees from Germany volunteered to build a house for people in need in Romania.

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On the first day, the team made major progress on the house facade.

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True teamwork: The employees also built a walkway around the house.

In the third year of this housing project, Henkel employees showed great social engagement. Within a week they actively helped in the construction of a new home for families in Ploiesti, Romania. Employees from several business units and different functions were part of the group – and only a few had experience with building a house before.

On the first construction day, the team, together with experts and the families who will be moving into the homes by June, made major progress on the house facade. In the following days, the walls were plastered, sanded and painted. The team also built a walkway around the house and the stairs for the entrance. Finally, the employees devoted their efforts on digging a ditch for the sewage pipes.

About Habitat for Humanity

Henkel conducts the project with “Habitat for Humanity” – an international non-for-profit organization, which helps families in need worldwide by building houses. The charity’s particular feature is that companies and private individuals can volunteer for many projects on site. Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has built or repaired over one million homes, helping more than 5 million people worldwide.