DVIDS – News – Courtesy translation: Municipality of Wiesbaden: Almost a hundred pallets of supplies for Ukraine on their way to Wroclaw

Press release of the municipal government of Wiesbaden from 09 MARCH 2022
Courtesy translation: Nadine Bower, Public Affairs Specialist

Nearly a hundred pallets of supplies for Ukraine en route to Wroclaw

The state capital, Wiesbaden, would like to thank all supporters of the central collection campaign “Relief supplies for Ukraine”. Between Saturday March 5 and Tuesday March 8, citizens handed over nearly a hundred pallets of relief supplies, including first aid kits, baby food, sleeping bags, tents, bottles unbreakable thermoses and preserves.

Originally, it was planned to transport relief in a single vehicle to Wroclaw. Thanks to the great response, however, three vehicles continued on their way to the Polish twin city on Wednesday March 9. Relief will be distributed to refugees in Wroclaw, or they will be transported to the Ukrainian twin city of Wrocław – Lviv, which is about 560 kilometers away. Whether and in what form further aid actions are taken depends on current developments and reactions from Wroclaw. In order to prepare for additional transport, the Citizen’s Office welcomes information from companies or citizens who can provide trucks or other larger transport vehicles on the telephone (0611) 318024 or by e-mail at [email protected] .of.

“I would like to thank everyone who participated in the aid campaign with their financial and material donations, who made this campaign possible,” Mayor Gert-Uwe Mende said. “Many volunteers have cleared their work schedules and organized childcare to help with the relief campaign. They also show a strong willingness to get involved in additional city aid campaigns. Through their commitment, these people are a role model, because through their passion the commitment they make themselves strong for those in need.”

After the announcement of the fundraising campaign, a new coordination idea was developed, in cooperation with the citizens’ service, the staff unit “Wiesbaden Identity. Commitment. Citizen participation.”, the center of volunteers and other points of contact for engagement. City coordinators coordinated the volunteer work on site. A digital appointment platform was designed where people could register to take charge. The volunteer center invited day helpers to action. In no time, all free slots were filled. Ten assistants each sorted and packed the relief goods in four-hour shifts in the wagon hall of the waste disposal companies in the state capital Wiesbaden (ELW). A total of 50 volunteers and four coordinators were deployed as coordinators. 25 ELW employees were also on duty. They received relief, helped citizens unload, transported goods to the wagon hall and supplied the volunteers. The companies Knettenbrech Gurdulic, Globus, Aumeas Apotheke and Metro also supported the campaign.

Those who wish to continue supporting Ukrainians financially can still donate to: Fundacja Ukraina Foundation, IBAN PL85 1090 2398 0000 0001 4935 4384, SWIFT code WBKPPLPP, Santander Bank Polska SA, Kontobezeichnung (account description) Save Ukraine, Verwendungszweck (subject to use) Gift Save Ukraine.

Those who want to support Ukrainians in their commitment to Wiesbaden can contact [email protected] by e-mail. On Saturday March 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., an “Aid Market” for Ukraine will also take place on Schlossplatz with stalls from various municipal, civil society and private aid initiatives. There, people can discover meaningful ways to give money, goods, and time. Those coming from Ukraine will find contact points there with information on available offers.

Source: https://www.wiesbaden.de/medien/rathausnachrichten/PM_Zielseite.php?showpm=true&pmurl=https://www.wiesbaden.de/guiapplications/newsdesk/publications/Landeshauptstadt_Wiesbaden/141010100000418454.php

Date taken: 03.09.2022
Date posted: 03.09.2022 10:17
Story ID: 416083

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