Karavany Česko help and support medical staff

We all know that the Covid-19 pandemic does not wish well to travels. As a caravan rental company, we are very much aware of this fact and all additional travel bans it includes. Our car park is currently full of vehicles that would otherwise be roaming all roads here and abroad. So, we had a thought: If we cannot lend them to our customers, could we use them differently? We put our heads together and the charitable idea of free lending of our caravans to medical staff and collection points (increasing every day in Czech Republic) was born.

We sent our offer to the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic and, after receiving a positive response, began intensive communication with the Ministry of Health, hospital directors and the municipalities of Prague and Brno. Klára Hájek Velinská, one of the founders of the Camping and Caravanning Association, joined the project with great enthusiasm from the beginning. Together with Petr Havlíček, director of Karavany Česko, they took care of the coordination of the whole project – not only hospitals and collection points in Prague but also the State Medical Institute, Merciful Brothers Hospital in Brno, Hodonín Hospital and many others soon showed interest in our caravans. They compiled a list of places where the caravans would travel and at the same time, our Karavany Česko team started preparing our caravans. This included adding gas bombs, thanks to which the vehicle can be heated up, pumped it up with clean water, and followed with our usual thorough disinfection with ozone of the whole caravan.

After that, our drivers were able to start delivering vehicles to individual locations. Within Prague, 10 caravans were gradually delivered, in particular to the following hospitals: Bulovka, Thomayerova, Vinohradská. Others were lent to the collection points in Troja and Chodov.

We would like to say big thanks to Klára for sharing our daily activities on the Association of Camping and Caravanning Facebook, which made our joint initiative known to the general public. We continue to be contacted every day by many new interested parties, not only from the medical area, but also fire brigades and the police. We didn’t have enough capacity ourselves to cover all this interest so we appreciated it when other caravan rental companies joined forces with us. Massive thanks go namely to: Hykro, Blue Rent, 4MYCAMP-caravan rental, Autocentrum BARTH and Procamping. A great wave of solidarity was shown by individual owners of caravans, who kindly offered to provide their own vehicles and trailers to individual IRS units.

At present, our caravans are available to hospitals in Prague, Brno, Kladno, Česká Lípa, Benešov and Hodonín. The caravans and trailers from the above-mentioned supporters then travelled all the way to border crossings to provide bases for police officers, social service homes and other places in need across the country. At the moment, there are about 68 vehicles in place and we are sure that this number is not final.

We think that at this very moment, the saying “We are in this together and we can do it together!” is valid now more than ever.

 

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Karavany Česko help and support medical staff

We all know that the Covid-19 pandemic does not wish well to travels. As a caravan rental company, we are very much aware of this fact and all additional travel bans it includes. Our car park is currently full of vehicles that would otherwise be roaming all roads here and abroad. So, we had a thought: If we cannot lend them to our customers, could we use them differently? We put our heads together and the charitable idea of free lending of our caravans to medical staff and collection points (increasing every day in Czech Republic) was born.

We sent our offer to the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic and, after receiving a positive response, began intensive communication with the Ministry of Health, hospital directors and the municipalities of Prague and Brno. Klára Hájek Velinská, one of the founders of the Camping and Caravanning Association, joined the project with great enthusiasm from the beginning. Together with Petr Havlíček, director of Karavany Česko, they took care of the coordination of the whole project – not only hospitals and collection points in Prague but also the State Medical Institute, Merciful Brothers Hospital in Brno, Hodonín Hospital and many others soon showed interest in our caravans. They compiled a list of places where the caravans would travel and at the same time, our Karavany Česko team started preparing our caravans. This included adding gas bombs, thanks to which the vehicle can be heated up, pumped it up with clean water, and followed with our usual thorough disinfection with ozone of the whole caravan.

After that, our drivers were able to start delivering vehicles to individual locations. Within Prague, 10 caravans were gradually delivered, in particular to the following hospitals: Bulovka, Thomayerova, Vinohradská. Others were lent to the collection points in Troja and Chodov.

We would like to say big thanks to Klára for sharing our daily activities on the Association of Camping and Caravanning Facebook, which made our joint initiative known to the general public. We continue to be contacted every day by many new interested parties, not only from the medical area, but also fire brigades and the police. We didn’t have enough capacity ourselves to cover all this interest so we appreciated it when other caravan rental companies joined forces with us. Massive thanks go namely to: Hykro, Blue Rent, 4MYCAMP-caravan rental, Autocentrum BARTH and Procamping. A great wave of solidarity was shown by individual owners of caravans, who kindly offered to provide their own vehicles and trailers to individual IRS units.

At present, our caravans are available to hospitals in Prague, Brno, Kladno, Česká Lípa, Benešov and Hodonín. The caravans and trailers from the above-mentioned supporters then travelled all the way to border crossings to provide bases for police officers, social service homes and other places in need across the country. At the moment, there are about 68 vehicles in place and we are sure that this number is not final.

We think that at this very moment, the saying “We are in this together and we can do it together!” is valid now more than ever.

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