The Red Cross launches the reform at its headquarters in Martorell to provide more and better service

Remodeling of the Red Cross premises in Baix Llobregat Nord

The Red Cross of the Baix Llobregat Nord inaugurated this afternoon the remodeling of its facilities at Carrer de Sant Llorenç d’Hortons number 5, in the Camí Fondo neighborhood of Martorell. The solidarity institution has expanded the area intended for technicians and removed an old office wall in order to create an open and multipurpose room. The aim of the renovations is to optimize the space and provide a better service.

The event was presented by the regional president, Ramon Vila, accompanied by the president of the Red Cross of Catalonia, Josep Quitet and the president of the demarcation, Lidia Lanuza. The mayor of Martorell, Xavier Fonollosa – accompanied by councilors from the government team – and the mayoress of Sant Andreu de la Barca, Ana Alba Aguilera have headed the institutional representation.

Vila emphasized that the remodeling was done “to adapt the space to current times and to have the same corporate image as the rest of the assemblies” so that this space “is a meeting point for everyone”.

Ramon Vila, president de la Creu Roja del Baix Llobregat Nord

Quitet emphasized that “the remodeling was worth it, to be able to serve more and better people who need it, both for those who come and for those who serve them”, and he thanked the municipal support for the institution.

Josep Quitet, president de Creu Roja Catalunya

“The Red Cross has once again demonstrated a great capacity for mobilization in these difficult times, at a general level and in this assembly”, said Lanuza, who emphasized that with the reform “we improve physically and also to do more projects that help the most vulnerable”.

Lidia Lanuza, presidenta provincial de Creu Roja

Mayor Fonollosa has praised the institution’s work: “Your work is impeccable and from the City Council we always try to collaborate, because you don’t stop doing things and taking projects forward”.

Xavier Fonollosa, alcalde de Martorell

Aguilera thanked the function of the regional assembly: “You have shown in this severe pandemic and in the war in Ukraine your support and a way of working based on opening your arms to everyone”.

Ana Alba Aguilera, alcaldessa de Sant Andreu de la Barca

The new image of the facilities

The main changes to the facilities have been, on the one hand, the relocation of the wall that separates the office area from the technical area, to provide more surface area for the latter function. On the other hand, an office-type wall that separated the spaces of the large room from the equipment has been demolished.

The action of replacing the wall – has meant reducing the space above three offices in favor of increasing the technical area – will allow the 5 technicians and their reference to better serve users in employment projects , of social intervention, volunteering and elderly people deployed there. The new common area will enable greater interconnection between all the projects and the technicians, and more easily attend to user cases that require transversal attention. At the same time, there will be a space available for volunteers, where they can call and make arrangements.

The demolition of the old wall office it has opened up the space and created a large multipurpose room for events with high participation. At the same time, sliding doors have been installed in the middle which will make it possible, if necessary, to divide the space into two rooms for carrying out two simultaneous activities. In addition, in this space, a new computer area has been installed for users, intended for job hunting.


Source: Web de notícies de l'Ajuntament de Martorell by martorelldigital.cat.

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