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Porsche donates 500,000 euros to the German Red Cross
Sports car manufacturer supports flood relief efforts in Belgium, the Netherlands and Austria
“The willingness to help the affected people and regions, shown by multiple private initiatives, the business community, the public sector and many aid organisations, impresses me greatly. This solidarity sends an important signal to the people on the ground and gives them courage,” says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the
The Belgian Red Cross, the Rode Kruis and the Austrian Red Cross are planning to support the reconstruction with very different measures. In addition, these organisations are equipping themselves to be able to provide even more effective emergency aid in the event of future disasters.
The Belgian Red Cross, for example, has identified a need for two million euros for the reconstruction of schools and universities alone. This is where
The Rode Kruis in the Netherlands is already looking to the future again. The donation will be used to bolster its emergency fund. This fund will be used, among other things, to add to the equipment for future missions and to keep emergency vehicles in top condition. In addition, volunteers will be trained so that they can respond quickly and be well prepared in the event of a future disaster.
The Austrian Red Cross is also using the
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