Ukraine war: Fundraising campaign and accommodation for refugees

Since 24 February, there has been circumstances of war in Europe. Since that time, millions of Ukrainians have been crossing their border and fleeing to the West. Blast of infrastructure and the devastation are leading to life being unbearable for millions of people.
Fundraising campaign for the Ukraine
WIKA would like to help these people and for that reason started a fundraising campaign. During this, employees around the world collected about ? 80,000 of aid funding that your company topped up to total of ? 150,000. Section 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 because of its emergency aid support for the Ukraine
? 20,000 to the low 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 set aside to support people time for 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 initial 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 ?WIKA Casino?.
To provide the refugees a particular degree of mobility, WIKA also provided various sizes of e-bike for them to use. The neighborhood bicycle shop, ?Fahrrad Mertens? in Obernburg, got involved in this by assisting to measure people up for the proper bike, by providing personal instruction in how exactly to use them and giving everyone a free helmet.
Note
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