In a major packing event as part of Libereco’s WIR PACKEN FÜR DIE UKRAINE campaign, Bundesliga soccer team Borussia Dortmund and around 130 volunteers packed almost 70 pallets of relief supplies for Ukraine.

On July 21 and 22, a packing event was held by the Bundesliga soccer team Borussia Dortmund as part of the Libereco aid campaign WIR PACKEN FÜR DIE UKRAINE . Over the two days, 61 pallets of relief supplies and 8 pallets of detergent were packed. BVB provided parts of the Dortmund Westfalenstadion for this purpose. BVB employees prepared the event, set up two packing lines and provided support during the packing campaign with logistics know-how and equipment, including forklifts and pallet trucks. Libereco had organized non-perishable food, hygiene products and packaging material in advance and is coordinating the transport to Ukraine.

Supply situation in Ukraine remains precarious

The supply situation in Ukraine remains extremely critical due to the war. Many people, especially those in rural regions in the east, are dependent on humanitarian aid. Our aid campaign WIR PACKEN FÜR DIE UKRAINE in close cooperation with our long-standing cooperation partner Vostok SOS aims to provide these people with essential food and hygiene items. Companies located in Germany and Switzerland are called upon to pack relief supplies, for example as part of a team event, which will then be taken to Ukraine and distributed locally.

In Dortmund, around 130 helpers spent a total of nine hours over two days packing essential food and hygiene items into aid packages and placing them on pallets. In order to keep the participants of the packing event going, they were provided with food and drinks by BVB. The volunteers were mainly fans of the soccer club, some of whom even traveled from other German states and even the Netherlands to provide humanitarian aid.

Great eagerness to help among refugees from Ukraine

Also remarkable are the many Ukrainian volunteers, who not long ago had to flee their homeland because of the war. During the two-day packing event, people who would otherwise probably never have met were able to get to know each other.

Many of the Ukrainian helpers were happy about the opportunity to support their fellow countrymen from abroad. “We found out about the packing event via Facebook. Everything was super organized, we could have continued packing forever,” said ljona, Ludmila and Sascha unanimously. The three had traveled all the way from Hesse to support.

Eight-year-old Dimitri reflected, “Yesterday I felt like I helped a lot. I felt very useful – finally I was able to help a bit too!” Seven-year-old Sascha not only helped out diligently, but even embellished the boxes: “I got to paint the boxes. The kids at home will certainly be happy about that.”

We would like to express our sincere thanks to the many volunteers from near and far, as well as to the BVB officials and employees who made the packing event at the Dortmund soccer stadium possible and ensured that the two days ran smoothly. We would also like to thank our partners CITTI Markt, Sennder, Hive App, Appel Feinkost, Roland Mills United and H.R. Transporte.

If you too would like to help out with your employees or colleagues, you can find all the important information about the aid campaign WIR PACKEN FÜR DIE UKRAINE here. Register now!

Also read Borussia Dortmund’s report on the packing event.