Ukraine war: Fundraising campaign and accommodation for refugees

Since 24 February, there’s been circumstances 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 resulting in life being unbearable for millions of people.
Fundraising campaign for the Ukraine
WIKA would want to help these people and for that reason started a fundraising campaign. In this, employees around the world collected about ? 80,000 of aid funding which the 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) for its central aid project ?MEDI-HILFE UKRAINE?
Critical remaining section of the donation has been set aside 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. 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 found its way to this accommodation via 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 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 with 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
Further information on WIKA can be found on the WIKA website.

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