Between Augsburg and the Himalayas: Aid campaign on the roof of the world
In 2010, a flood disaster struck the North Indian city of Leh, one of the highest permanently inhabited cities in the world. Floods and violent landslides ravaged parts of the city and the surrounding area. Providing urgently needed relief supplies from Germany, such as crutches, wheelchairs, walkers and much more, to the victims of the catastrophe and making possible a shipment of this kind required not only a special friendship between two colleagues and exceptional German/Indian cooperation, but also unparalleled collaboration between KUKA and its partner companies.
Donors and hospitals sent discarded walkers, crutches and used wheelchairs to a garage in Günzburg. “It was very exciting to see what was happening. The garage was getting fuller and fuller,” recalls Henriette. The small box they had originally planned on quickly turned into two large wooden crates.
You can find further information on the voluntary aid organization on http://www.ladakh-hilfe.de/english/.