Coronavirus has gripped the world for a number of weeks now, and medical and social institutions have particularly struggled with the lack of protective face masks, which can reduce the risk of infection. The City of Wolfsburg was therefore delighted on Tuesday afternoon as VfL managing directors Michael Meeske and Dr. Tim Schumacher handed over 100,000 surgical masks – so-called 3-layer masks – to mayor Klaus Mohrs at the Volkswagen Arena.
The masks were organised by Heiko Wehe, VfL’s medical director, and the club’s pharmacy partner Mickefett-Apotheke. The Wolves are currently working to organise a further, larger quantity of masks for Wolfsburg and the region through the VfL office in China and its Chinese partners.
“What we need most urgently”
Wolfsburg’s mayor Klaus Mohrs: “This is the first big, six-figure delivery of masks that we’ve received. VfL Wolfsburg was also extremely helpful in the procurement. Protective equipment such as these masks are what we need most urgently – in doctor’s surgeries, care homes and clinics. Therefore the support from VfL is just top-class.”
VfL managing director Michael Meeske: “VfL Wolfsburg is, as ever, socially engaged. At this moment, virtually all our efforts are centred on coronavirus and masks are a fundamental part of that. There are shortages everywhere and that’s why we’re very happy and grateful to be able to organise, through our partner, large quantities of masks for the City of Wolfsburg. The wearing of masks is an important step in the fight against the virus, and we’re glad that we can contribute to that in this way.”
UPS also help out with mask delivery on Friday
The City of Wolfsburg had already acquired 10,000 respirators of protection level FFP2 on Friday, which were organised by VfL Wolfsburg and delivered without charge by VfL’s premium partner UPS.