Screws do not only connect workpieces! They connect people! The Austrian company TENZ donates more than 7 million screws for the reconstruction of Ukraine. A cross-border project that points the way forward throughout Europe.
According to the current state of affairs, around 130,000 houses, 2,400 schools and 400 businesses have been partially or completely destroyed. 750 billion US dollars would be needed to rebuild Ukraine. In order to take a step into the future and help the crisis-ridden region, the Austrian screw manufacturer TENZ is donating 7.2 million screws.
Even if current news makes reconstruction move into the background – people are also looking to the future. Unimaginable amounts of destruction have to be removed. People need perspectives. TENZ felt the desire to support the people in Ukraine early on. In the spring of 2022, a campaign was launched: an amount of 50 cents was donated for each box sold. Due to the positive response and the desire to help the people, the campaign was expanded.
Screws connect people
TENZ felt the desire to support the people in Ukraine early on. In the spring of 2022, a campaign was launched: an amount of 50 cents was donated for each box sold. Due to the positive response and the desire to help the people, the campaign was expanded.
In the end, 7.2 million screws were donated – buildings, schools and businesses are to be built up with them as quickly as possible. In a region where forestry and the raw material wood play an important role, the screws are of great significance.
7.2 million screws
Federal Agency for Technical Relief Germany as partner for the distribution of the screw donation
Handling such a large amount of material donations is a challenge. Many aid organisations concentrate on monetary donations and their distribution as part of humanitarian aid. Smaller donation associations were overwhelmed with the volume.
The Federal Agency for Technical Relief Germany (THW) was found to be the ideal partner for the donation of TENZ. Emergency repair has already begun in cooperation with local partner organisations, where the screws will be used.
The cooperation with THW guarantees that TENZ’s generous donation of screws will actually reach the people who need support.
The THW helps the population worldwide in emergencies and disasters with technology and know-how. The THW’s area of operation ranges from assistance in natural disasters to ongoing support in connection with the Ukraine conflict.
In view of the dimension of the task, the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz calls the reconstruction of Ukraine a “task for generations”. The entire TENZ team had a hand in preparing the wood screws to make their contribution.
TENZ would like to contribute to the reconstruction with its aid delivery and also motivate other companies to start their own activities.