A number of German Bundesliga sides have come forward to support the flood victims in Northrhine-Westphalia and Rhineland Palatinate.
German Bundesliga record champions FC Bayern Munich, together with partner Telekom and 1.FC Köln, are donating 100,000 Euros for the victims of the flood disaster in Germany. The amount is being split in three by the partners, with the money going to the organisation ‘Lichtblicke e.V.’, which will distribute it among those affected.
FC Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn said, “The damage caused by this flood disaster is devastating. FC Bayern, together with its partner Telekom and its friendly opponents 1. FC Köln, wants to help the people who are suffering such severe hardship through no fault of their own. This donation is just a first step, and FC Bayern is planning further measures of support.”
Meanwhile the thoughts of rivals Borussia Dortmund at this hour are with the victims of the flooding, their families and friends, as well as all those who are currently fearing for their livelihoods and the many professional helpers and volunteers who are assisting wherever they can.
“Hagen-Hohenlimburg is just a few kilometres from our front door. Awful images are reaching us from there and from many other parts of the country, but so are touching ones that show how much the people of the region stand with each other in difficult situations. Borussia Dortmund will also do its part to help those affected and donate the proceeds of a charity match – which we would like to play in Hagen, if possible – to the victims. We’ll start the talks on this matter in the coming days,” said BVB chief executive officer Hans-Joachim Watzke.