In late July, almost 1800 boxes full of donations were packed for the population of Ukraine. In recent months, many of the aid packages have arrived in some of the regions affected by the war.
We held a successful campaign to pack relief boxes to help the needy people in Ukraine. At the end of July, more than 100 volunteers spent two days packing almost 1,800 boxes full of food and equipment for both young and old, showing a lot of dedication, commitment and warmth. In close cooperation with the aid organisation Libereco, dozens of helping hands were busy beneath the West stand of SIGNAL IDUNA PARK, actively organising, folding, sorting, packing, sealing and stacking boxes.
After a long journey, many of these aid packages have reached some of the regions affected by the war in recent weeks and months. Specifically, humanitarian aid has been distributed to people in the areas of Kharkiv Oblast, Oblast Winnyzja, Oblast Tscherkassy and Mykolajiv Oblast.
This week, the city of Dortmund sent a second batch of care packages for the city of Mykolajiv, which is located in the south-east of Ukraine. Already in June of this year, the city donated commercial vehicles and civilian items to support the city, which was badly hit by the Russian invasion. In addition to a large number of companies from Dortmund and the region, BVB also participated in the second delivery, providing a vast amount of goods that had been donated.
Once again, many thanks to all those involved for their help and support!
The BVB aid package and fundraising campaign is designed to help with the humanitarian aid work of Libereco and its Ukrainian partner organisation Vostok SOS. Together, the two institutions are organising help for people in the danger zone, providing medicines and bandages and helping with evacuation or the search for temporary accommodation.
More information is available here.