HERSILL is a solidarity company that collaborates with national and international organizations, but was concerned to be able to collaborate directly with vulnerable groups in your city and therefore decided to make this donation to the humanitarian organization.
Through the Red Cross RESPONDE Plan, it has been possible to provide support in 2020 to more than 4 million people across the country who are vulnerable in one way or another by the pandemic, many times affecting their quality of life, and to more than 700 million people around the world through the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
This project is aimed primarily at vulnerable people who lack the financial resources to cover their basic needs and all those who, because of their vulnerability, need this assistance.
The Red Cross has taken action to prevent health risks and alleviate the social and economic difficulties arising from the crisis. These difficulties are having a greater impact on people in vulnerable situations. This pandemic is testing not only our immune system, but also our model of social cohesion.
The Red Cross strengthened all its emergency response mechanisms, including health, social inclusion, education and the environment, with actions such as covering basic needs such as the distribution of food, housing costs (rent, electricity, water, etc.), medication, hygiene products, household cleaning, information and disease prevention programmes, telephone monitoring, provision of basic health supplies, infrastructure building temporary hospital services, advice in the area of employment, informing and supporting them in the management of unemployment benefits, training and job search, access to socio-occupational resources, reducing the digital divide for the elderly (solitude) and minors by offering technological resources, educational and emotional support, psychosocial support, school support and play tools for minors, rehabilitation and reparations housing (energy saving and acclimatization), and other actions available to the public.
The aim is, therefore, to cover basic needs when the situation requires it or is urgent, and to provide those who need it with social, educational and employment responses, further strengthening those linked to health management.
This project is guided by the following methodological principles for its proper implementation: complementarity, flexibility, commitment and participation of the individual and participation of volunteers.
In the Community of Madrid, care has reached more than 266,000 people, of whom 4,888 live in Mostoles. In this way, it has been able to provide more than 3.2 million responses, 16,858 corresponding to this locality.
All this work has been made possible by the involvement of 11,375 volunteers, 60 per cent of whom are women. In Mostoles, 341 volunteers have provided their service and have done 20,958 hours of volunteering.
In view of the prolonged state of alarm in our country due to successive waves and despite the adoption of measures to mitigate the effects of the economic crisis, the Red Cross considers it necessary to continue its intervention under the Red Cross Responde Plan throughout 2021, adapting the responses to the changing needs of people and the environment.
Located in Mostoles, it manufactures and distributes medical equipment since 1973. It also produces and markets medical and hospital equipment of the highest quality and state-of-the-art technology, as demonstrated in the last year with the development of pulmonary ventilators, which are so necessary for the fight against COVID-19.
We promote the satisfaction and prosperity – economic, professional and personal – of our customers and suppliers, as well as the staff working at HERSILL and its partners.
To meet this challenge, HERSILL has an excellent team of professionals and collaborators, holders of extensive know-how and competence in the performance of their tasks, working together with the same mission and vision, under the sole premise of its values: Responsibility, Illusion and Excellence.
ABOUT RED CROSS
The Red Cross represents the largest humanitarian, civic and independent movement in the world that has worked with public and private entities for 156 years to bring humanity and dignity to all people everywhere, at all times and under all circumstances. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Red Cross has been active in all affected countries of the world, representing the largest mobilization of resources, capacities and people in its history for the benefit of the most vulnerable and the general population.
In Spain, the Red Cross has more than 250,000 volunteers and more than 1,400 points of care throughout the country, which serve more than 4 million people a year nationwide, of whom more than 1.7 million are served by social programmes. With the support of +1.360.000 partners, companies and allies.
Spanish Red Cross is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement present in 192 countries. Always acting under its seven Fundamental Principles: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Character, Unity and Universality.