Dr. Schumacher supports the Ukrainian people with aid supplies
Malsfeld / Luban – Dr. Schumacher GmbH supports the Ukrainian people with urgently needed hygiene and disinfection products. Collected donations have been brought directly to the Ukrainian-Polish border and to nearby Ukrainian cities via several aid transports. Immediate emergency aid and support measures for refugee families and relatives of our Ukrainian employees have already been set up at the Polish facilities in Luban.
On Thursday, March 11th, 2022, a truck with relief goods left the Dr. Schumacher headquarters in Malsfeld, Germany heading for Ukraine. The transport is part of a cooperative action with several other regional companies and organizations. The fundraising campaign for the donations transport was mediated by Heinz Jordan and the Gudensberg Partnership Association. Dr Schumacher contributed to the aid convoy with approximately 5 tons of professional grade disinfection products. Forwarder Rudolph organized the logistical planning and the transport of the goods.
At the beginning of the war, Dr. Schumacher set up immediate emergency aid for the approx. 260 Ukrainian employees at the factory in Luban, Poland. The company is supporting its colleagues through accommodations for families and relatives fleeing the invasion. The crisis team set up by Dr. Schumacher informed all Ukrainian colleagues of the official measures and continues to help arrange accommodations for relatives arriving in Luban. A special fund has been set up for immediate, emergency aid for those arriving. In addition, Dr. Schumacher GmbH has collected cash donations from employees to support Ukraine. Aid for the Ukrainian people is being coordinated with the surrounding municipal and district authorities. Dr. Schumacher has also equipped the surrounding collection points and refugee support facilities with disinfection and hygiene products.
"For days we have received numerous requests for support from aid organizations, our colleagues and other engaged community members. We are overwhelmed by the enormous willingness to help," said Managing Director Dierk Schumacher. “Since the end of February we have been providing targeted support to several operations at the Ukrainian-Polish border and are helping with the initial care and accommodation of refugees. We are convinced that this is the best way to help quickly and directly," he continued.
Dr. Schumacher is proud to be a part of the efforts by numerous national and international campaigns to support the affected civilian population of Ukraine. In order to continue to be able to react immediately to the rapidly changing situation on site, Dr. Schumacher is currently refraining from taking on new requests for collaboration. Instead, relief supplies and products for disinfection and hygiene will continue to be brought directly to the people affected via the location in Luban, Poland.