During the summer of 2020 the Clemens Reutter Hut was available to SOS children, and their caretakers, from various SOS Children´s Villages from all over Austria. This is the 10th year that the Clemens Reutter Stiftung has been working in cooperation with SOS Children´s Villages. More than 300 children, and their carers, have had the unforgettable experience of untouched nature and mountain scenery at the Clemens Reutter Hut.
We have been lucky to find an excellent new caretaker for the hut, Kurt Schwager, as, very sadly, two of our very valuable supporters died unexpectedly last year. Kurt Schwager comes from Steinfeld, and spent the whole summer in the small hut. He organised the arrival of the groups of children, explained the electrical and plumbing systems, the water supply, and was responsible for the replenishment of supplies. He also accompanied the groups on hikes up to the top of the Gaugen mountain. All of our groups were enthusiastic about his care. We too are full of gratitude and praise and hope that Mr Schwager will be prepared to help us for many years to come to allow children to have unforgettable weeks in the mountains.
The water supply from the spring was once again a challenge. The new 6m3 high level reservoir has proved it’s worth and has saved our guests from water shortages. The large amounts of snow during the winter damaged the solar panels so badly that they had to be replaced. Fortunately the insurance paid for this. As a result there were no larger investments necessary during 2020.