Ukraine war: Fundraising campaign and accommodation for refugees

Since 24 February, there’s been a state of war in Europe. Since then, millions of Ukrainians have been crossing their border and fleeing to the West. The destruction of infrastructure and the devastation are leading to life being unbearable for thousands of people.
Fundraising campaign for the Ukraine
WIKA wish to help these people and therefore started a fundraising campaign. During this, employees all over the world collected about ? 80,000 of aid funding that your company topped up to total of ? 150,000. Part of this amount was already donated to various regional aid organisations:
Aid organisations
? 5,000 to Caritas Erlenbach for the local support of refugees from the Ukraine
? 20,000 to the Bavarian Red Cross, i.e. to its regional association in Miltenberg-Obernburg for its emergency aid support for the Ukraine
? 20,000 to the Lower Franconia regional association of the AWO (Arbeiterwohlfahrt, a national workers? welfare association) for its central aid project ?MEDI-HILFE UKRAINE?
The remaining area of the donation has been reserve to support people returning to the Ukraine and for reconstruction work.
Accommodation of refugees
Following a arrival of the first refugees in Germany, WIKA contacted the Miltenberg and provided a building in Plant 2 in Klingenberg am Main as emergency accommodation. This has bedrooms and sanitary facilities as well as a large communal kitchen with two banks of kitchen equipment and a leisure room.
The first group soon arrived in this accommodation through an initiative of the Lions Club and CEO Alexander Wiegand. Another group with mostly women and children were placed directly through the the ? Jealous ?.
To give the refugees a certain amount of mobility, WIKA also provided various sizes of e-bike to allow them to use. The neighborhood bicycle shop, ?Fahrrad Mertens? in Obernburg, got involved with this by assisting to measure people up for the proper bike, by providing personal instruction in how to use them and by giving everyone a free of charge helmet.
Note
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