Container donation for water supply
Quick help is needed on site! In addition to accommodation, clothing and hygiene articles for daily use, those affected urgently need clean drinking water in order to avoid diarrhoea, fever and infectious diseases. The force of the water masses has completely destroyed many pipes. Flooded fields and sewage treatment plants as well as cleaning detergents from private households have washed dirt, sludge, pathogens and chemicals into the groundwater. SCHÜTZ is assisting here with its Foodcert IBCs: We have already made over 1,000 containers available free of charge to the Technical Aid Organization, fire departments, and the German Army. They serve as storage containers for drinking water in the crisis areas and are used, among other things, as efficient mobile water treatment plants. The IBCs are also being used by the Technical Aid Organization crisis centre at the Nürburgring. Germany's oldest racetrack has ceased to be a motor sport venue for a few days, but has been an aid centre for the victims of the flood disaster. A total area of 60,000 square metres and the entire infrastructure of the ring are available for necessary aid measures. “We would like to thank our employees and everyone involved for their commitment. Only through good coordination and teamwork with the aid organizations were we able to provide this quick and unbureaucratic help, ”says Veit Enders, from Schütz's management board.
Expertise from many years of cooperation
Also in this project, Schütz falls back on its experience from many years of cooperation with the Water Mission. Since 2008, the non-profit aid organization has been using the IBCs from the packaging specialist in natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes around the world to deliver treated water to the affected population. The worldwide network of Schütz locations, the latest technology, strategic partners, and committed donors are the basis for these important humanitarian missions.