Flood disaster in North Rhine-Westphalia: District Administrator asks Prime Minister Laschet for financial help for volunteers

Flood disaster in NRW District Administrator asks Prime Minister Laschet for financial help for volunteers Sebastian Schuster, District Administrator of the Rhein-Sieg district affected by the flood, pays tribute to the work of the volunteers. The CDU politician calls for help from the country.

04. 08. 2021, 17. 48 Clock

Armin Laschet (CDU) in Swisstal (archive picture)

Photo: via www.imago-images.de / imago images / Political-Moments Numerous volunteers support the areas of the flood disaster in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia the people doing the cleanup. Now the district administrator of the North Rhine-Westphalian Rhein-Sieg-Kreis the Prime Minister of the state Armin Laschet ( CDU ) asked to support these helpers financially.

“Without the selfless commitment of the many voluntary helpers (…) the clean-up work would not have progressed so far,” said District Administrator Sebastian Schuster ( CDU ) one Message according to . For the support one could “not be grateful enough”, said the politician.

»But it is also important that The state will now reimburse the many helpers for the effort they have incurred as a sign of recognition, «said Schuster. He wrote to the CDU candidate for chancellor and asked for unbureaucratic help from state funds. “Without hesitation, people from near and far have used all their energy, time and also their machines and vehicles,” said the district administrator. Schuster did not provide detailed information on the design of the desired aid funds and the selection of potential recipients.

In the West Germany’s extreme heavy rain triggered devastating floods just three weeks ago. More than 180 people died in Rhineland-Palatinate some are still missing.

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