Vehicles donated to the Red Cross
Lapo Elkann donates two vehicles for the transport of the disabled to the Sicily Red Cross and to Plataforma Socio Sanitaria De Las Pitiusas in Ibiza.
The two vehicles that Lapo Elkann, through the LAPS Foundation, donated to the Italian Red Cross - Sicily Committee and to Plataforma Socio Sanitaria de las Pitiusas of Ibiza were delivered in Sicily and Ibiza.
The two cars, equipped for the transport of the disabled, will be used by the two bodies to transport people with reduced mobility to the medical centers where they carry out their treatments.
Italian Red Cross and Plataforma Socio Sanitaria de las Pitiusas of Ibiza
“I decided to donate these two means because unfortunately for the disabled, reaching health facilities can turn into something particularly complex. I am very happy that in a very short time we were able to fulfill the promise I personally made to the representatives of the Sicilian Red Cross and Plataforma Socio Sanitaria de las Pitiusas”
— Lapo Elkann
“As the representative of the association - declared Antonia Ramón of Plataforma Socio Sanitaria - I want to thank the LAPS foundation and in particular Lapo and Joana Lemos for their enormous contribution. The vehicle they donated to us will substantially improve the quality of life of people with reduced mobility and their families who receive care at our facilities whose transfers were an unsolvable problem until now".
"Putting the human being at the center - comments the President of CRI Sicilia Luigi Corsaro - has always been our imperative. An increasing number of people are vulnerable to multiple social, economic and environmental changes. As the Red Cross, we provide humanitarian aid to bridge distances and vulnerabilities through the territorial CRI Committees and volunteers who guarantee a widespread presence in the area with actions aimed at social inclusion but all this is possible thanks to those who support us. I renew our thanks to the Laps Foundation, to the President Lapo Elkann and to his staff for the continuous support of our association."
The Plataforma Socio Sanitaria de las Pitiusas is an NGO that offers psychology, physiotherapy and speech therapy services to other entities and associations in Ibiza and Formentera. At the moment, 15 associations are part of the platform that cover all kinds of problems: disabilities, mental illnesses, social exclusion, addictions. The services, carried out by highly qualified professionals, are intended for individuals and families without autonomous means or at risk of social exclusion.