humedica staff member, Heinke Rauscher and deputy general manager, Bernd Herger together with Wolfgang Zenker and Fritz Schönenborn of the New Apostolic Church (f.l.t.r.) Photo: humedica
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+++ Together for one objective: Crossing the Alps by bike +++ New Apostolic church South Germany supports humedica +++ Making party and doing good: the Ludwig-Reinhard school in Kaufbeuren +++
Together for one objective: Crossing the Alps by bike
Once only, crossing the Alps by bike: What appears being a punishment for some, has immediately found a very positive reaction with twelve very sporty pupils of the Josef-Brugger-Gymnasium (secondary school) in Kaufbeuren.
In the context of their upcoming project workshop, the high-school junior decided to “plan and realize the crossing of the Alps by mountain bike”. A project which finally not only was fun for the pupils, but which also benefitted the humedica work.
“In the course of the planning and the preparations we had the idea to help with our project. That’s why we have contacted humedica and made our Alp-crossing become a fundraising campaign”, the pupils explain their intentions. With the support of several sponsors and accompanied by two teachers, the pupils started in July 2014 in Füssen and crossed the Alps to reach Lake Garda.
Half a year later in the context of a comprehensive final presentation, the pupils presented a self-made film about their adventurous workshop and handed the collected donations worth of 1,313 € to humedica press officer Steffen Richter, who showed his enthusiasm about the pupils’ and the teachers’ commitment: “The work and the efforts behind this project are considerable. We are very glad about the fact that the pupils have decided to support humedica with their innovative idea.”
Very quickly the pupils around workshop tutor Wolfgang Zenker had agreed on the destination of the collected donations: “With the collected money we want to contribute to the roofing of the sports ground in the humedica Children’s village Campo do Coelho in Brazil. In this way, we support a project which also has to do with sports, like our campaign.”
New Apostolic church South Germany supports humedica
The New Apostolic Church relates one’s own belief with a strong social commitment and by doing so, they put into action what Jesus Christ himself, in his Sermon on the Mount, has asked his followers to do: to put charity into action, to have an eye on the weak members of our society. Motivated by this good conviction, the New Apostolic Church has recently supported the varied work of humedica with a donation of 30,000 €.
In the context of a personal visit to the humedica headquarters in Kaufbeuren, the head of the Apostolic region Munich, Wolgang Zenker handed over the generous sum to humedica deputy general manager, Bernd Herger.
The New Apostolic Church cannot realize projects itself, but each year this Christian church supports a humanitarian organization. Thus, already in 2011, humedica has been happy to receive a donation of 25,000 €.
“The New Apostolic Church and humedica share the passion for the help to people in distress, which we can follow now, thanks to the generous donation. On behalf of all the beneficiaries of this help, I cordially thank the responsible persons with the New Apostolic Church in South Germany”, humedica managing director, Wolfgang Groß rejoices.
As it is an uncommitted donation, humedica can now use this money for a project which is beyond the world public and which is, thus, hardly ever mentioned in the media.
Making party and doing good: the Ludwig-Reinhard school in Kaufbeuren
Learning, partying, doing good: Pupils of the Ludwig-Reinhard vocational school in Kaufbeuren have linked these three things without further ado and have produced a donation for humedica. With the motto “We want to be angels for people in distress”, the pupils handed over 300 € to the help organization.
The donation was the result of an Advent party, which the pupils had prepared during several weeks for their parents, the other pupils and guests of different Lebenshilfe institutions. The idea to donate the money to humedica rose up during their religious studies class, during which the boys and girls got to know the work of different help organizations.
During the personal check handover, humedica representative Claudia Beck-Knoll gave another comprehensive report about the work of the help organization and, with the help of many photos, she showed the boys and girls, how their donation will be used. Humedica cordially thanks all pupils, as well as the responsible persons at the Ludwig-Reinhard school.