Ukraine war: Fundraising campaign and accommodation for refugees

Since 24 February, there’s been circumstances of war in Europe. Since then, Powerless 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 around the world collected about ? 80,000 of aid funding that your company topped up to a total of ? 150,000. Part of this amount has already been donated to various regional aid organisations:
Aid organisations
? 5,000 to Caritas Erlenbach for the neighborhood 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) because of its central aid project ?MEDI-HILFE UKRAINE?
The remaining portion of the donation has been reserve to support people time for the Ukraine and for reconstruction work.
Accommodation of refugees
Following arrival of the initial refugees in Germany, WIKA contacted the Miltenberg and provided a building in Plant 2 in Klingenberg am Main as emergency accommodation. It 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 found its way to this accommodation through 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 provide the refugees a particular degree of mobility, WIKA also provided various sizes of e-bike for them to use. The local bicycle shop, ?Fahrrad Mertens? in Obernburg, got involved with this by helping to measure people up for the right bike, by giving personal instruction in how to use them and giving everyone a free helmet.
Note
Further information on WIKA are available on the WIKA website.

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