VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.—People on the run, destroyed cities, damaged hospitals and hardly any possibilities to care for the injured: The German Red Cross (DRK) has launched an emergency aid project to respond as quickly as possible to the devastating situation in Ukraine. Busch Vacuum Solutions is supporting the humanitarian efforts to help the people directly affected by the current situation in Ukraine with a donation of $108,000.
In the Ukraine war, the German Red Cross, together with the Ukrainian and Polish Red Cross, is setting up a supply line to enable the rapid delivery of relief supplies to Ukraine. Among other items, hygiene packages, first aid kits, power banks and thousands of cots, sleeping mats and blankets will be delivered to Poland and from there on to Ukraine. The DRK is preparing to send a field hospital and support the Ukrainian Red Cross with first aid, wound care, and evacuations.
“We have decided to give 100,000 euros to the German Red Cross as humanitarian aid for Ukraine,” says co-owner Kaya Busch. “The fast and well-organized supply of the civilian population has top priority in this terrible emergency. We believe that the German Red Cross can achieve the most for the people, due to its good equipment and proximity of the conflict.”
Busch has supported the important work of the German Red Cross for many years. But rarely has direct and, above all, financial support been as important as it has been in recent weeks. The employees of Busch companies around the world are also showing their solidarity and supporting people in need. The sales company in Poland, for example, is collecting food donations, warm clothing, sleeping bags and blankets and bringing them directly to the Polish-Ukrainian border. Ukrainian colleagues have been working at Busch in the Czech Republic for many years. The company supports these employees in accommodating family members who have fled and not only provides financial assistance, but also collects urgently needed donations in kind. Busch has also stopped all deliveries of products to Russia until further notice.