South Moravian Region was hit by a heavy storm with a hailstorm and a tornado on Thursday evening and Friday night causing severe damage. There was a number of casualties and hundreds were injured including children. Caritas is helping in the affected areas and is sending out intervention teams. Diocesan Caritas Brno is organizing a collection for people hit by the damaging tornado in the Hodonín and Břeclavsko region. The donations will help in specific villages.
“One might think this situation would bring people down, but it’s the other way around. Many people come to help. Some bring soup to help those, who are cleaning the ruins, some bring roasted meat. Others donate a canvas for covering of the houses and they do not want anything in return,” says Veronika Slavíková from Diocesan Caritas Brno, who describes the situation in the village Lužice near Hodonín.
The Caritas in collaboration with the task force of the South Moravian Region organizes help for the psychosocial teams, which will be operating in the area in the following days, mapping the situation and providing help to specific people.
The Board of Directors of the Caritas Czech Republic also agreed to donate CZK 500,000 from the crisis fund of the Caritas Czech Republic to the affected areas.
Account number for payments in Czech crowns:
4211325188/6800, VS: 2002
International payments in other currency:
IBAN CZ36 6800 0000 0042 1132 5188
SWIFT / VBOECZ2XXXX