WACKER Relief Fund Donates €100,000 for Flood Assistance
Munich, Jul 30, 2021
WACKER is providing €100,000 in flood aid for “Aktion Deutschland Hilft e.V.” via the WACKER Relief Fund. With this, the company is supporting the cleanup work in North Rhine-Westphalia, Bavaria and other devastated areas.
”WACKER as a company is aware of its social responsibility,” said Angela Wörl, Member of the Executive Board and Personnel Director at Wacker Chemie AG. “The flood has devastated entire regions, including some in the catchment area of our Cologne site. For us and our staff, it is self-evident that WACKER will help out.”
€100.000 for Aktion Deutschland Hilft e.V.
The donation was provided to “Aktion Deutschland Hilft e.V.” via the WACKER Relief Fund. This “action alliance” supports people who have lost everything due to a catastrophe. Its members are so-called “blue-light organizations”, such as Johanniter-Unfallhilfe, Malteser Hilfsdienst, the Workers’ Welfare Organization (Arbeiterwohlfahrt) and many others.
The action alliance provides technical support for making roads passable and towns accessible again. The alliance provides medical care in areas where medical practices and pharmacies have been destroyed. The helpers use heavy equipment for the cleanup, cordon off hazardous areas and provide high-pressure cleaners and construction dryers. They offer psychosocial support and help with applications for insurance compensation.
“The ‘action alliance’ takes the same approach as the Relief Fund: helping people help themselves,” says Mirko Kappelhoff, Chairman of the Board of Directors). We want to provide rapid help for the flood victims in Germany. Aktion Deutschland Hilft e.V. has the necessary infrastructure.” This action alliance has the advantage that it assists flood victims throughout Germany.
About the Relief Fund
The WACKER Relief Fund (WACKER HILFSFONDS) has been providing support to victims of natural disasters and helping to rebuild devastated regions since 2005. The non-profit foundation sponsors projects in China,
Haiti, Nepal and Pakistan, among others. The relief fund focuses on children and young people by rebuilding and permanently supporting schools and kindergartens.