Floods devastated a large part of Slovenia.
They destroyed homes, bridges, and roads. Many areas are still cut off from civilization.
Reconstruction is starting, which will be long and difficult. Those affected will need help from far and wide.
In addition to the weekend, Tuesday, August 15th is the Feast of the Assumption of Mary and also a public holiday. Therefore, Slovenes will be able to devote as many as 4 days to the reconstruction of Slovenia.
From the very beginning of the floods, scouts have been helping to the best of their ability, which was also confirmed by Miriam Karin Mekina, head of the Ljubljana scouts group, Roda dobre volje (Rod of Good Will).
We campers were active from the very beginning of the storms, mostly helping to set up emergency accommodation.Miriam Karin Mekina
Between August 11th and 15th, the Scout Association of Slovenia will organize a coordinated work effort to help eliminate the consequences of the floods in the region of Koroška (Carinthia).
Anyone who wants to participate can register in a special application.
The scouts are urging children and youth who want to participate – do so in their own local community as soon as possible.
The following is recommended for everyone who will be heading out into the field during the upcoming extended weekend:
- suitable work clothes and gloves
- stronger gaiters (tall rubber boots) or boots
- work equipment
- first aid
- your own snack
We wish everyone who will show solidarity and offer help this coming weekend, as well as everyone who will receive it, the best of luck. And stay safe!
Points to Consider
- Does your family need help?
- Would you like to join the scouts?
- Where can you find out who needs help?
The original version of this article was published on August 9th.