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27.05.2009

Bank Austria donates EUR 20,000 for families in need

  • Caritas thanks Bank Austria for fifteen years of the Bank Austria Familienfonds

Bank Austria is donating EUR 20,000 for families in need. Erich Hampel, chairman of Bank Austria's Management Board, presented the donation to Caritas director Michael Landau at the shelter for women and children run by the Caritas chapter of the Archdiocese of Vienna in the city's Leopoldstadt district. The donation will go to the Bank Austria Familienfonds, which is managed by Caritas and was established fifteen years ago.

During the presentation of the check, Caritas director Michael Landau thanked Eric Hampel for the fifteen-year collaboration "on behalf of the families, but first and foremost the children, who have received help in difficult circumstances thanks to this collaboration." Hampel said, "Caritas and the Bank Austria Familienfonds perform invaluable work for families in crisis situations. I am extremely pleased that we have been able to help 452 families with our donations over the years." "The Bank Austria Familienfonds represents continuity and therefore reliability," emphasised Landau, adding, "These are very important factors in supporting people in need and they provide a sense of confidence and hope in addition to the material aid offered by the fund."

Fifteen years of reliable aid for people in need
The Bank Austria Familienfonds was established in 1994 and is intended to provide prompt and non-bureaucratic aid to families in crisis situations. The fund provides assistance in the form of one-time aid packages aimed at enabling the families to better manage their daily lives and at reintegrating them into society. In order for a family to be eligible to receive assistance from the fund, all of the available government assistance possibilities must already be exhausted.

Enquiries: Bank Austria Communications Austria
Alexander Tröbinger, Tel. +43 (0) 50505 52809
E-mail: alexander.troebinger@unicreditgroup.at

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