Timișoara, Romania, November 4, 2020
Nuns of the diocesan center of the Archdiocesan of Timișoara of the Romanian Orthodox Church came together on Sunday night to offer a labor of love to local hospitals that are struggling during the ongoing pandemic.
In one night, they sewed 2,600 disposable towels that were then distributed to the ICUs of local hospitals on Monday, reports the Basilica News Agency.
1,400 towels were delivered to the County Hospital, and another 1,200 to the Victor Babeș Infectious Diseases Hospital. Hospitals in Timișoara are facing an acute crisis of supplies due to the explosion of COVID-19 cases, and are extremely grateful for the Church’s help.
“We thank the Metropolis of Banat for its care and for all the help it has given us during this period of the pandemic,” employees of Victor Babeș wrote on the hospital’s Facebook page.
The nuns labored over the towels at the initiative of and under the direct supervision of Metropolitan Ioan of Banat, as part of a long string of donations made by the Diocesan Center in the last 8 months. The Social-Philanthropic Department of the Archdiocese of Timișoara and the Timișoara Philanthropy Foundation have donated or arranged donations of medical and protective equipment throughout the state of emergency, and 16.5 tons of food were delivered to various health care and social welfare facilities.