Somfy North America has made a donation to Airbnb.org to support people affected by the crisis in Ukraine. This donation will directly support those that have been displaced and connect people in need with short-term, safe housing solutions.
Since the onset of the crisis, 7.1 million people have been displaced within the country and 11 million people have fled Ukraine. Shelters are among the most pressing needs for people affected by the crisis as more than 30 percent of those that have been displaced had no source of income in the previous month.
Airbnb.org is an independent and publicly supported nonprofit organization that leverages its technology, services, and other resources to its nonprofit partners in order to coordinate temporary housing for refugees, at no cost to the guests. Airbnb.org focuses on helping people share housing and resources with others in a time of crisis and aims to create a world rooted in belonging.
“Somfy employees have been strongly committed to providing assistance to Ukrainian refugees since the start of the crisis,” says Yilmaz Ozurtan, president & CEO, Somfy North America. “At Somfy, we are committed to creating better living environments accessible to all. I am proud that we can help people that have been affected by the Ukraine crisis in a way that supports this commitment.”
Through Somfy’s Program, A House is A Home, the company and its employees provide financial and human support with the help of numerous local foundations to improve housing conditions for those in need. This is executed by building, restoring, and furnishing residences, as well as providing accommodations. Somfy has a history spanning more than 50 years of supporting causes that provide better housing for people across the globe and is committed to making its own positive contribution to the daily lives of people impacted by crises.
For more information about how Somfy Group is supporting people affected by the crisis in Ukraine, visit https://www.fondation-somfy.com/fr-fr/actualites/2022-04-14-une-solidarite-sans-frontiere-pour-les-salaries-du-groupe-somfy.
For more information about how Airbnb.org is supporting the crisis in Ukraine, visit https://airbnb.org/help-ukraine.