“We are a socially responsible company and for us it is very moving seeing the faces of those who will be able to have a better quality of life.” - Héctor Araya Muñoz, General Director of the Concordia Project
El Segundo, CA (PRWEB) April 1, 2011
- Thirty-two children, adults and senior citizens received wheelchairs.
- Héctor Araya Muñoz, General Director of the Concordia Project, stated that among the objectives of the project is to improve the well-being and development opportunities of communities.
Reaffirming its commitment of social responsibility, the Sudcalifornian Association for Development (Asociación Sudcaliforniana para el Desarrollo (ASUDES)), sponsored by the Concordia Project and with the coordination of the Wheelchair Foundation, donated 32 wheelchairs to people with permanent mobility problems, who lack the economic resources to buy them.
Among the beneficiaries, selected in coordination with local health institutions, were children, adults, and senior citizens.
Héctor Araya Muñoz, General Director of the Concordia Project, stated that one of the objectives of the project is to improve the well-being and development opportunities for communities because "we are a socially responsible company and for us it is very moving seeing the faces of those who will be able to have a better quality of life."
He added that Concordia has contributed to the improvement of health services by promoting a daily visit by a physician to attend to the basic necessities ofthe communities neighboring the project..
On behalf of the beneficiaries, María Guadalupe Galindo thanked everyone for their support and the wheelchairs,because people lack the resources to purchase what they need. "Go ahead with your project," she said, after receiving a wheelchair.
Genaro Cervantes Landa, ASUDES President, said that the Asociación Sudcaliforniana para el Desarrollo is a "bridge" between the Concordia Project and the community, were the objective is to identify and fulfill the needs of people and contribute towards communitydevelopment.
Gordon Holmes, of Wheelchair Foundation, said that the wheelchairs represent hope, mobility, and freedom for those who received them.
Among the beneficiaries were, Lidia Beltrán Sandoval; Ignacio Manríquez Riecke; Héctor Manuel Cota Salvatierra; Pantaleón Geraldo Lucero; Sebastián Pascual Cervantes; Ema Galindo Liera; Prisciliano Romero; Virginia Sierra Sánchez; José María Navarro Robinson and María Elena Elías, as well as Víctor Hugo Unzon Landa; María Zataraín Aguirre; Marcelino Vega Estrada; Antonio Montoya Tamayo; María Elena Ortega Geraldo; Juana García Navarro; María Magdalena Medina Astorga and Aniceto Nieto, among others.
The wheelchair donation event took place at the Sindicato de Trabajadores del Sector Salud (Union of Health Workers), in the city of La Paz, Baja California Sur
The Concordia Project, a subsidiary of Vista Gold Corp., is a Mexican company with a new philosophy called 3P -People, Planet, Prosperity-, which fosters a better quality of life for the community, preserving the environment and observing the dispositions of the General Law for the Ecological balance and the Environment Protection and other applicable regulations.