Adenau (Rhineland-Palatinate) – Donations and camp beds instead of car races!
After the flood of the century in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate, the Nürburgring shows its solidarity with the region: The oldest motorsport race track in Germany, which is itself in the badly affected district of Ahrweiler (Rhineland-Palatinate), has opened its gates for donations and helpers.
A collection and distribution point was opened on Thursday on the shopping mile bordering the Nürburgring. The racetrack was spared from the floods – there are no more racing cars in the pits, but camp beds!
Private individuals came from all over the region to bring donations in kind, food and drink for the flood victims. THW, fire brigade, police, rescue services and the Bundeswehr gathered in the paddock that they converted into a staging area. The distribution is coordinated from here.
But the Nürburgring itself is also making its resources available. A press release states: “In these difficult hours, in which suffering, loss and uncertainty dominate, we as a region are moving closer together. All available rescue workers as well as many employees and technical equipment of the Nürburgring are on the road in the region to help where it can be helped. “
The Truck Grand Prix, which was actually planned for this weekend, was canceled after the flood disaster. The organizer: “Our thoughts are with the people, the relatives and friends who have lost all their belongings.” The wave of aid was so overwhelming that the aid center can no longer accept donations in kind.
On the Nürburgring homepage, the organizers say: “Your help is overwhelming! Thank you – but please don’t bring anything to our collection point for the time being. Our many, many helpers are busy sorting, but we are concerned that we will not get everything distributed and it is currently not yet clear how the many things will then get to the neighboring districts. ”
The organizational processes are still being clarified, and they are working flat out.