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Since 24 February, there’s been a state of war in Europe. Since then, millions of Ukrainians have already 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 would want to help these people and therefore started a fundraising campaign. In this, employees all over the world collected about ? 80,000 of aid funding which the company topped up to total of ? 150,000. Section of this amount has already been donated to various regional aid organisations:
Aid organisations
? Volatile 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 because of 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 section of the donation has been reserve to support people time for the Ukraine and for reconstruction work.
Accommodation of refugees
Following 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 in addition to a large communal kitchen with two banks of kitchen equipment and a leisure room.
The initial group soon arrived in this accommodation via an initiative of the Lions Club and CEO Alexander Wiegand. A second group with mostly women and children were placed directly through the the ?WIKA Casino?.
To give the refugees a certain degree of mobility, WIKA also provided various sizes of e-bike to allow them to use. The local bicycle shop, ?Fahrrad Mertens? in Obernburg, got involved in this by assisting to measure people up for the proper bike, by giving personal instruction in how exactly to use them and by giving everyone a free of charge helmet.
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