Langkampfen/Kufstein, June, 2011

VIKING supports SOS Children's Villages with gardening power tools

Gardening power tool manufacturer VIKING has been a partner of SOS Children's Villages for a number of years. This year, it was decided to provide support in a very special and fitting way. It is not only the children and teenagers who need care in the SOS Children's Villages, the parks and gardens also need to be looked after. The procurement of lawn mowers, ride-on mowers, garden shredders and other gardening power tools is therefore always an urgent priority. In recent weeks, VIKING has consequently provided the various Austrian SOS Children's Villages with the necessary gardening power tools.
 
The Tyrolean company VIKING, based in Langkampfen/Kufstein, Austria, produces and sells lawn mowers, ride-on mowers, garden shredders as well as other gardening power tools. VIKING is a member of the STIHL Group, whose Austrian sales company is involved in sponsorship of the SOS Children's Villages and also donated STIHL brand tools.
 
SOS Children's Villages is a private, religiously and politically independent, globally operating social welfare organisation, which was founded in 1949 by Hermann Gmeiner in Innsbruck. The first SOS Children's Village was created in Imst, Tyrol, during the same year. In Austria, SOS Children's Villages cares for nearly 5,000 children, teenagers and adults, of which a total of 1,457 children teenagers and young adults are in long-term projects (SOS Children's villages/families, juvenile accommodation, refugee projects, aftercare centres) and 3,447 people are provided help through short and medium-term family support and day care programmes (children's residential groups/refuges, kindergartens, work projects, advice centres, day care centres) – always with the same objective in mind: to ensure a stable and loving home for children and teenagers.
 
The photos show two of the numerous gardening power tool presentations at the various SOS Children's Villages in Austria, one at the SOS Children's Village in Nussdorf/Debant in Eastern Tyrol and the other at the SOS Children's Village in Moosburg in Carinthia.