The Corona-crisis hits all parts of society. Nevertheless, the suffering of the needy now particularly hard by the effects of the Virus. Because: Already 30 of the nearly 950 boards in Germany have closed their doors. Around 90 percent of the 60,000 volunteers are older people and thus belong to the vulnerable group of the population. The same applies for the customers of the facilities. In addition, the often cramped conditions of the panels for an increased risk of infection.

The considerations for closure of a panel were, however, extremely difficult, says Brühl: “are games boards, no special offers, such as football – the people who come to us in need of support.” FOCUS-Online-action #corona care: Germany helps!

The Corona-pandemic restricts the everyday life of the people in Germany. Especially for vulnerable groups such as seniors, everyday tasks are associated with a risk of infection. Therefore, now asked for solidarity! FOCUS Online has therefore launched the campaign “#corona care: Germany helps”. With you! All of the information you find here.

appeal to the company

this is Exactly why Brühl now looks to other parts of society have a duty to be committed to the care of the needy. He calls for “a wave of solidarity” for the 1.6 million panel users in Germany. “Now, the help life old need our protection, our solidarity and support. I want to motivate younger people to fill the sudden gap in the help and to get involved,“ says Brühl.

in Addition, work on “creative solutions” to the needy, in spite of the limited social contacts, your food to – something-for instance, an output of prepackaged bags under the open sky or delivery services.

policy is required

the virus could be related closures also have long-term economic consequences for the panels, because costs such as rent for output and storage, as well as insurance for vehicles will continue to accrue.

at the same time small donations that pay for the needy at the discretion of your food missing. “We expect that the policy supports our non-profit organization now in order to prevent long-term closures of the panels,” says Brühl. Where is Coronavirus? Real-time map showing the spread of the disease, FOCUS Online/Wochit Where is Coronavirus? Real-time map showing the spread of the disease