Ukraine: Help and receive help

Peace and freedom, these are the foundations of every dignified existence. Without peace and freedom there is no rise of nations, no happiness, no peace for mankind.
- Konrad Adenauer

Mean­while, a week has passed since Russ­ian Pres­i­dent Putin launched the war of aggres­sion against Ukraine in vio­la­tion of inter­na­tion­al law. Many peo­ple in Ukraine are flee­ing, but also many peo­ple are stay­ing to defend their coun­try. Like Heil­bronn Uni­ver­si­ty, we speak out against Putin’s war and advo­cate for peace. This war does not only affect Ukraine, it affects all of us. We want to help and try to sup­port where we can. Below we want to give you an overview where you can get help and also show you how you can help. 

Where to get help at HHN

War is a bur­den. Not only peo­ple who are direct­ly con­front­ed with it. No mat­ter if your home is in the war zone, if you feel con­nect­ed to Ukraine through fam­i­ly ties or if you feel affect­ed in any oth­er way — if you need sup­port, you will get it. Even if you just want to talk about it.

The Inter­na­tion­al Office has been pro­vid­ing very con­crete assis­tance to any­one who con­tacts them since Day 1 of the war. 

If you need assis­tance, Mrs. Heller (Head of the Inter­na­tion­al Office) will help you. 

You can reach Ms. Heller at 07131/504262 or by e‑mail: gudrun.hellerhs-heilbronn.de.

In case you feel the need to talk about the events or need coun­sel­ing, the psy­choso­cial coun­sel­ing ser­vice of the Studieren­den­werk Hei­del­berg is avail­able to you.

Mr. Volk­er Kreß
pbs.hnstw.uni-heidelberg.de
0173/5853171

The uni­ver­si­ty chap­lains also have an open ear for you and try to sup­port you as best they can.

For HN:

  • Pas­tor Chris­tine Marschall (Protes­tant)
    07131/504‑1160

  • Pas­toral Offi­cer Cor­nelia Reus (Catholic)
    07131/504–530

For KÜN and SHA:

How you can help

The will­ing­ness to help is enor­mous. But not all help is help­ful. So that you know what kind of help is need­ed, we have put togeth­er an overview for you here.

Cash dona­tions have the advan­tage that they can be used in a more tar­get­ed man­ner. As a mat­ter of prin­ci­ple, dona­tions are always made to the dona­tion accounts of large, well-known aid orga­ni­za­tions, such as e.g. Aktion Deutsch­land Hil­ft or to relief orga­ni­za­tions, such as Car­i­tas, Dia­co­nia or to the Ger­man Red Cross referred.

In prin­ci­ple, cau­tion is always advised with mon­e­tary dona­tions, as there are also many fraud­sters. There­fore, the Ger­man Cen­tral Insti­tute for Social Issues has com­piled fur­ther trust­wor­thy dona­tion accounts.

Since the need is not fore­see­able at the moment, the city of Heil­bronn asks for the time being to refrain from dona­tions in kind. How­ev­er, there are pri­vate orga­ni­za­tions* in and around Heil­bronn that accept dona­tions in kind:

  • The Bil fam­i­ly with Ukrain­ian roots in Neckar­sulm accepts dona­tions for Ukraini­ans* in need. The col­lec­tion point is locat­ed at Laut­en­bach­er Straße 51 in Neckarsulm-Amorbach.
  • In Sat­tel­dorf (SHA dis­trict), a Russ­ian fam­i­ly has opened a base for human­i­tar­i­an aid. Dona­tions in kind can be dropped off here every Mon­day, Wednes­day and Fri­day from 5 to 7 p.m. at Indus­tries­trasse 8 in Sat­tel­dorf. Food and med­i­cine are par­tic­u­lar­ly needed.
  • In Heil­bronn, the Ukrain­ian com­mu­ni­ty is col­lect­ing dona­tions in kind. Espe­cial­ly blood dona­tions, med­ical prod­ucts, food and hygiene arti­cles are need­ed. Anas­ta­sia Kosak is the con­tact per­son at 0176–738 927 18 or by mail to wokos­beraol.com to reach.
  • In Öhrin­gen, dona­tions in kind can be report­ed to the Dis­trict Office, Office for Order and Immi­gra­tion: ord­nun­gundzuwan­derunghohenlohekreis.de

*Source: https://www.swr.de/swraktuell/baden-wuerttemberg/heilbronn/ukraine-russland-krieg-was-tun-in-heilbronn-hilfe-spenden-100.html

There is an urgent need for free accom­mo­da­tion for the refugees in the region. It is appealed to the cit­i­zens to pro­vide accom­mo­da­tion, which is not need­ed at the moment.

Helpers are always need­ed. Whether in Heil­bronn or in the Hohen­lo­he dis­trict. Any­one who would like to get involved can con­tact the fol­low­ing offices.