Published: Saturday, 05/12/2020 8:07 AM
In the Corona crisis, many Mülheimers are even more generous than usual. At least that’s what the Mülheim initiative “Chernobyl Children” says, which is very astonished about the many donations in kind for Belarus.
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About a third more donations than in previous years were collected. And that although the association had initially even considered pausing collecting during the Corona period. We hardly expected any donations because of the Corona crisis, the association chairman told us.
A truck load with relief supplies has arrived
But now almost 14 tons of relief supplies could be brought to the Chernobyl region. Including 1,000 Christmas gifts that the people of Mülheim packed as part of the “A shoebox full of hope” campaign. On site in Dobrin and Zhodino in Belarus, mostly needy seniors are given gifts with the many hygiene articles, clothing, food and furniture. But the association was also able to supply schools with writing paper and other materials from Mülheim.