Rügen / Bad Münstereifel – “I’m really looking forward to the vacation”, says Anna (7) and proudly presents her big, pink suitcase.
It is one of the few items that was spared on the night of the flood. Because a month ago the flood destroyed a large part of Anna’s home.
Thanks to the BILD aid organization “Ein Herz für Kinder”, Anna and 18 other children can finally take a vacation in the holiday camp on Rügen and recover from everyday life in the flood area.
First stop for the children: the Baltic Sea beach, of course!
With a big splash we went into the cool water. “It’s pretty cold,” the little ones agree. But that doesn’t stop anyone from having fun in the bath!
A month has passed since the terrible flood disaster in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate. “The water in our house was 1.80 meters high,” recalls Anna’s mom Daniela (44). “The whole ground floor is destroyed and uninhabitable.”
Since the flood night, the family’s life has revolved around tidying up, organizing, and persevering!
In the holiday camp on Rügen, Anna, Mama Daniela and the other children can now breathe a little deeply for the first time. Within a very short time, the German Red Cross (DRK) Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania organized the holiday camps for the smallest flood victims. “It was clear to us that we wanted to help the children and give them at least a few days of carefree vacation,” says Antje Habermann (45) from the German Red Cross.
“A heart for children” supports the DRK holiday camps.
Now a whole week of relaxation awaits the little ones. Anna’s mom Daniela knows how important this is for her daughter: “She was scared to death on the night of the flood. The last few weeks have been exhausting and nerve-wracking for all of us. That’s why I’m so happy to see you relaxed again. “