Ahrweiler – Exhaustion is written on your face.
At the food counter, the helpers quickly get something to eat, then the bus drives off again. Fully staffed with volunteers who drive to the disaster area of the flood of the century to tackle.
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DEPARTURES EVERY DAY IN THE VILLAGE OF HOPE!
Because they have long known that they have to help themselves instead of waiting for help from politics, people from the particularly hard-hit Ahr Valley have come together and built the village out of the ground.
With a campsite, food counter, laundry, its own blacksmith and the BaumAHRkt – a play on words with Ahrweiler. And a shuttle service with 50 buses that brings helpers to where they are particularly needed. Over 2000 volunteers were in the camp at the weekend – there are fewer during the week, many have to work.
► Like Ines (53), who says: “There’s not much going on in the swimming pool, where I usually work. That’s why I cook delicious lentil soup here. “
► Anke (56) from Mutterstadt hands out work clothes: “It was a matter of course for me that I would help here.”
► Farrier Michael Rosenfeldt (41) takes care of the tools: “All the chisels that are used and worn down in the valley, we work here every evening.”
Three examples out of thousands who finally make HOPE.