Nóra Ördög and Husband Help 130 Needy Families in These Difficult Times
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many families have found their livelihoods threatened; for them even the smallest gesture and a minimal donation can make a difference. As part of the initiative ‘GLS, Love Comes on Four Wheels’, Nóra Ördög and her husband Pál Nánási, together with several other celebrities, are raising awareness about the importance of helping the needy. Thanks to this campaign, with the help of the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta, 130 families received a package of non-perishable foodstuffs enough to last for several months.
Besides the Nánásis (Pál Nánási and his wife Nóra Ördög), several other famous people, such as Tamás Tokár, Rebeka Kárpáti, Ági Dobó, Fanni Weisz, Nóra Takács, Szilvia Szilágyi and Patrik Esztergályos, raised awareness about this initiative, urging their followers to join this charity campaign. During the campaign, besides the donation offered by GLS to 100 families, thanks to the donors, an additional 30 needy families received HUF 50,000 worth of care packages of non-perishable food and other items.
With the help of the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta, a total of 910 packages were delivered to people in need, which meant 7 boxes of food per family, enough to last for several months. In addition to long shelf-life food, hygiene products were also included in the packages, helping these families to make ends meet for a little while. The magnitude of this campaign is demonstrated by the fact that the packages contained more than 17,000 items. The 130 families with several children, all of whom were going through a rough patch due to the coronavirus pandemic, were selected by the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta from all over the country. The packages were delivered to the families’ homes by GLS deliverymen, who were joined by Nóra Ördög, Pál Nánási, Nóra Takács and Fanni Weisz in Budapest, who had helped to compile some packages using the donations collected during the campaign at the Zemplén Street playground operated by the Charity Service. The staff of the Charity Service accompanied the deliverymen when delivering the packages to some of the families living in the countryside.
‘I welcome whenever a company supports a good cause, so it was no question that we would join the campaign “GLS, Love Comes on Four Wheels”. We felt it important, in these difficult times, that this was an initiative that anyone could join by simply making a minor investment and buying non-perishable food for those who are going through very tough times,’ said Nóra Ördög.
“We were pleased that, by means of the initiative launched by our company, we could alleviate the everyday problems of needy families for a few days, perhaps even weeks; what is more, the celebrities whom we had invited to participate responded in an absolutely positive and benevolent way, which allowed us to make even more families happy,’ added Attila Balázs, Sales Manager for Eastern Europe of GLS.
Packages containing non-perishable food items, cleaning agents and toiletries are a great help for families in need. Indeed, the organisers have received several letters of appreciation.
“We were very delighted with the packages; when we unpacked them, we even burst into tears. My partner, who had become incapacitated due to his illness, was the happiest about the little things, like chocolate, contained in the box. We are grateful that you thought about us in these difficult times.’
‘Thank you very much for the package. Words cannot really express how happy the kids were. It really came in handy now. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.’
‘God bless you! Your help came just at the right time because the children had been sick, so we had spent the entire family allowance on medicines. Thank you very much!’
‘What we got will be enough for at least two months. The kids were home too, so we unpacked the boxes and found a place for things together. This help means a lot now, before the lock-down. We are grateful to GLS Courier and the Charity Service of the Order of Malta.’