Robe lighting’s CEO Josef Valchar and staff at the company’s HQ in Valasske Mezirici, Czech Republic, have mobilised to help contribute to humanitarian aid relief in the wake of the worst floods to hit the country in a decade.
Robe, based in Moravia which luckily escaped the flooding, has formed a close link with Český Krumlov in the four years run up to the Showlight symposium, for which Robe was the main sponsor.
“It was absolutely a ‘no brainer’ that we should help the aid operations in the most practical and immediate ways that we could “ states Josef, “We have a lot of friends and good relationships with people in Český Krumlov and so we chose to support the aid operations there directly.”
Robe lighting donated a truck full of cleaning materials, disinfectant, rubber gloves and shoes and other such materials which will help to get damaged houses back to normal. The clean-up is being co-ordinated by the Czech Red Cross.
Marketing Manager Jiri Baros organised a collection from Robe, sister company Anolis and PCB manufacturer Dioflex, which soon built up to over 20,000 Czech Crowns. Money that will go towards families efforts in purchasing some of the basic essential items needed to refurnish their homes, once they are dried out.