The Material Relief Foundation was created in 1994 as a Section of the Hospital Service of the Order of Malta in Switzerland and transformed into a foundation of the Order of Malta in Switzerland on January 1st 2013.
The material we deliver is free for the receiving organizations and we don’t receive any economical advantage from our activities.
Collecting center in Flamatt
All outbound logistics of transports which don’t leave Switzerland directly from the hospitals is consolidated in our collecting center in Flamatt. Here all the supplies are prepared for their exportation, including all customs’ formalities.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is currently composed by:
Alessandro Marangoni (President)
Daniel Hug (Vice-president)
Andrea Stopper (Trésorier)
Verena Vorwerk (Trustee, Hospitalier of the Swiss Association of the Ordee of Malta (HAMRO))
Barbara von Schnurbein (Trustee)
Pascal Lüthi (Trustee)
Joanna de Kalbermatten (Trustee)
Andreas Jaross (Director, Trustee without voting rights)
Director: Andreas Jaross
Team & Volunteers
The Foundation relies on a network of volunteers who work for free and allow us to minimize our operational cost.
The Order of Malta in Switzerland
Upholding human dignity and caring for people in need
The Sovereign Order of Malta is one of the oldest institutions of Western and Christian civilisation. A lay religious order of the Catholic Church since 1113 and a subject of international law, the Sovereign Order of Malta has diplomatic relations with over 100 states and the European Union, and permanent observer status at the United Nations. It is neutral, impartial and apolitical.Today, the Order of Malta is active in 120 countries caring for people in need through its medical, social and humanitarian works. Day-to-day, its broad spectrum of social projects provides a constant support for forgotten or excluded members of society.
It is especially involved in helping people living in the midst of armed conflicts and natural disasters by providing medical assistance, caring for refugees, and distributing medicines and basic equipment for survival.