Possehl Foundation decides winter aid for Ukrainians in need
Four non-profit organizations from Lübeck receive a total of 400,000 euros to help people in Ukraine.
In many regions of Ukraine, essential medicines are in short supply, supply chains are interrupted due to the fighting, access to food and electricity is difficult or non-existent in many places – and winter is still long. In order to enable further transports of vital supplies from Lübeck to Ukraine in view of this dramatic situation, the board of the Possehl Foundation decided in the last meeting of this year to donate 100,000 euros each to four Lübeck organizations: the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein for its campaign “UKSH helps Ukraine”, the Technical University Lübeck for its Ukraine cooperation, the Lübeck Refugee Aid as well as the association Helfende Hände Lübeck, which is supported by the voluntary organization ePunkt in the financial processing. Each of these four organizations provides ongoing, important help on the ground in a different area, both geographically and in terms of content, whether by providing medical care to Ukrainian hospitals and doctors, by providing winter clothing, warm blankets and everyday necessities, or by procuring food and technical equipment such as generators. “Every day, we all hear depressing stories from our acquaintances or the media about Ukrainians who are suffering hardship as a result of this terrible war,” says Max Schön, Chairman of the Possehl Foundation, “so we are all the more grateful that there are so many kind-hearted, courageous people in Lübeck who are networked beyond the borders and who bring aid – sometimes under quite dangerous conditions – directly to where it is urgently needed.”
The Possehl Foundation
Since 1919, the Possehl Foundation has been promoting the preservation of Lübeck’s old town in its architectural diversity
charitable institutions, youth, art and science, and it supports people in social need.
in social need. With the Possehl prizes for music, art, engineering and architecture the
Foundation honors special achievements every year. In addition, it is a shareholder of the European
Hansemuseum and the KOLK17. Figure Theater & Museum. The main asset of the Possehl Foundation is the international group L. Possehl & Co. mbH with over 200 operating companies,
from whose earnings the promotion activities for Lübeck are financed. Since the 18-member board meets monthly
the Possehl-Stiftung is in a position to react quickly and flexibly to changes in society, for example in the face of
and flexibly to changes in society, even in the face of crises such as the pandemic or the effects of the war in Ukraine.
Possehl Foundation, Sylvia Teske-Schlaak, Beckergrube 38-52, 23552 Lübeck, www.possehl-stiftung.de
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