Ukraine war: Fundraising campaign and accommodation for refugees

Since 24 February, there has been a state of war in Europe. Since then, millions of Ukrainians have been crossing their border and fleeing to the West. Pride of infrastructure and the devastation are leading to life being unbearable for millions of people.
Fundraising campaign for the Ukraine
WIKA wish to help these people and for that reason started a fundraising campaign. In this, employees around the globe collected about ? 80,000 of aid funding that your company topped up to 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 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) 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 first 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. Another group with mostly women and children were placed directly through the the ?WIKA Casino?.
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 in this by helping to measure people up for the proper bike, by giving personal instruction in how exactly to use them and giving everyone a free of charge helmet.
Note
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