The Huelva City Council of San Juan del Puerto will have 50,000 euros in advance from the aid agreement with Ence to strengthen itself in the fight against COVID-19. Both the energy company and the San Juan consistory have agreed to resolve priorities derived from the health crisis, such as personal protection equipment, sanitary material and disinfection in the municipality.
Advance and allocate part of the aid framed in the collaboration agreement between Ence and San Juan del Puerto to the fight against the coronavirus, is a decision consistent with the current situation. The objective has been to strengthen the local institution so that it can continue to respond firmly and effectively to the multiple social needs that continue to arise.
In this way, part of the financial aid released by Ence will go towards the purchase of personal protective equipment and other essential sanitary material to guarantee the health of all people, as well as equipment, machinery and hygienic products that will improve and expand the Municipal means for disinfecting and cleaning the streets.
The mayor of San Juan, Rocío Cárdenas, stressed that “any gesture or economic effort by companies is essential at this time for that response to the residents and to the measures that allow us to protect the collective health of our municipality” .
For Francisco Rubiño, director of Ence in Huelva, “the ultimate objective of this agreement is to improve the quality of life of the people of San Juan, and in the situation we are experiencing, we understand that the best way to comply with it is like this, advancing part of the aid so that the city council and the entire population of San Juan can win this battle against the virus ”.
The collaboration agreement between Ence and San Juan del Puerto is endowed with 100,000 euros per year to promote initiatives presented by citizen groups that contribute to employment, environmental improvement, and the quality and improvement of the living conditions of the inhabitants of San Juan. In 2019, almost 5,300 people from twenty-one different groups in San Juan del Puerto were the direct beneficiaries of the agreement. The bases of the call for the rest of aid in 2020 will be published in the coming weeks.
This initiative is part of Ence’s firm commitment to the communities and environments in which it is present, and is part of its commitment to sustainability, a priority axis for the company.