Free transport brings relief
Toys, sweets, cosmetics, winter clothes, writing materials: Switzerland has all these things in abundance, while they are just a dream for many children in Moldova. The relief organisation ADRA Schweiz collects parcels in Switzerland to give them to orphanages and needy families in Moldova.
The parcels from the western part of Switzerland are loaded into freight wagons in Marin (NE) and taken to Winterthur, where the parcels from the German-speaking part of the country are added to the cargo.
The freight wagons, which are loaded with 4,000 gift packages and a total weight of 25 t, are then carried to Buchs SG, where they are handed over to the Austrian railfreight company for onward transport to Moldova. The transport costs are shared by the railfreight companies involved in the project. (ben)