Here’s a couple links to places where you can donate. These will be in German, so make sure you have a translating tool at hand.
- Diakonie Wuppertal (social welfare, victim aid)
- Gemeinschaftsstiftung Wuppertal (social welfare, victim aid)
- Deutsche Lebensrettergesellschaft (German Lifeguard Society, buy equipment for helpers)
- Heimatcrowd Iserlohn-Lasbeck und Nachrodt-Wiblingwerde (community mutual aid)
- Technisches Hilfwerk (Federal Agency for Technical Relief, a disaster relief organisation; donations here go to them at large, not only flood victims)
- Aktion Deutschland hilft (mutual aid, helpers and victims)
- Deutsches Rotes Kreuz (German Red Cross; not the same as the US Red Cross and considerably less shitty; donations for helpers)
I pulled all of these from official news websites, so they should be legit. I will add to this post if I come across more resources.
The death toll has risen to 81 today (July 16 2021), with 1300 people currently missing. The damages are catastrophic, and the media calls it “the worst flood of post-war Germany”. We’re currently fighting to keep the dams in the area from breaking to prevent even more destruction.
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it always relaxes me seeing your posts on my tl after a bad day , I appreciate it
Thank you! :) I’m really glad that my photos help you to calm down! And it’s really kind of you to tell me about it :)