Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Margaret MacCallum spent a day in Szarvas to celebrate the completion of the renovation of the JDC-Lauder International Youth Camp and to meet with the mayor and local aid groups. CDA MacCallum enjoyed visiting this beautiful town that has a rich history.
CDA MacCallum started the day meeting with two faith-based aid groups, Old Church Charity Service and Hungarian Baptist Aid, to discuss their organizations’ heroic efforts to fight domestic servitude in the region and to provide assistance and reintegration services to victims.
The CDA was honored to participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the JDC-Lauder International Youth Camp. Each year hundreds of Jewish youth from Hungary and around the globe attend this camp, where they are immersed in Jewish culture and history in a variety of 12-day programs. The ceremony celebrated the reopening of the camp following its recent renovation.
To cap the trip, Szarvas Mayor Mihály Babák graciously hosted the CDA at his office and gave her an overview of his historic hometown. The leaders discussed Szarvas’s history, economy, and the town’s recent initiatives.