Whether at a gala or in private circles – donors demonstrate a big heart

by Ruth Bücker,  2010/12/22

When thinking back to the events of the almost finished year 2010, the first thing you will remember is probably January. Only two weeks after the beginning of 2010, Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake that claimed the lives of numerous persons and robbed millions of people of their basis of life. Terrible natural disasters followed in Chile, Pakistan and Benin.

Gala guest Prof Dr Dr Bernd Domres (centre) together with the humedica employees Ruth Bücker and Florian Klinner. Photo: humedica

When looking back to the events of the almost finished year 2010, you will, however, also remember incredibly wonderful and touching moments and campaigns. The people in Germany committed themselves to helping the earthquake victims in Haiti and Chile. They supported relief measures after the heavy floods in Pakistan and Benin.

Our donors have always been at our side: whether by selling cake or organising charity concerts, information events or exhibitions in order to support the humedica project work – our supporters have always been overwhelmingly willing to make donations, and at this point humedica would like to express our heartfelt thanks for this.

A few days ago, the annual donation gala organised by “Ein Herz für Kinder” (A Heart for Children) and BILD took place in Berlin. Prof Dr Dr Bernd Domres was invited to the talk sofa of Thomas Gottschalk. The relief doctor from Tübingen had taken part in humedica missions both after the earthquakes in Chile and Haiti, and also in Pakistan and Benin.

The evening’s result was impressive: during the three-hour show the audience in front of their TVs and celebrities and business players invited to the studio donated 15.4 million euros for charity purposes. Even before the donation gala “Ein Herz für Kinder” had already made a donation of 290,000 euros to humedica in order to support projects in Pakistan and Benin.

But also beyond and irrespective of donation galas and celebrities, people demonstrated their generosity and their wish to help those in misery in particular in the time before Christmas. And ever again we have been shown that a gala evening is not necessarily necessary in order to experience impressive readiness to help, such as was demonstrated for example by the Eller family from Kirchheim.

The Management of the ambulance service Paramedic-Ambulanz Kirchheim, which is run by Mr and Mrs Eller and their son, donated 700 euros for humedica projects shortly before Christmas. The Management decided to make this donation to humedica, instead of distributing little Christmas presents to those doctors, retirement homes or hospitals which had called on the services of the Ellers’ emergency service during 2010.

We would like to thank all the donors, like for example Brigitte and Alexander Eller of the Paramedic-Ambulanz, who have supported us this year. Photo: humedica/Ruth Bücker

The Eller family are not the only ones who want to ease the misery of others; humedica has experienced this over the entire year and in particular also in the time before Christmas. For example family Übach, who lives close to Wetzlar, organised a Christmas Bazaar at their home community, at which they provided information about humedica and collected donations.

On behalf of all those who live Charity in Action, we would also like to mention the grammar school Jakob Brucker Gymnasium in Kaufbeuren. A few days ago a concert took place at the school, the takings of which – a sum of 500 euros – also were donated to humedica.

Thank you for putting your faith in us

This year has been a deeply upsetting year for all the victims of disasters. It has been a year full of challenges and efforts, both for the honorary humedica assistants who went on missions to disaster areas, and for the employees at the headquarters who organised and oversaw the missions from Germany.

And it has been a year of generosity and faith put in humedica. Thank you very much and please continue standing at our side in order to live Charity in Action in emergency situations. Without your support we would not be able to help.

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