In recent days and weeks, VfL Wolfsburg staff have initiated a number of relief campaigns. Now, well over 200 employees from the administration and sport departments of the VfL family have taken part in a voluntary collection and donated part of their salaries for a good cause. It came to the tidy sum of €30,000, which VfL passed on in equal portions to the Wolfsburg Family Foundation, the Caritas Wolfsburg food bank and the Tagestreff Carpe Diem, a day centre for the homeless.
For the Wolves’ staff, helping out the Wolfsburg institutions was a matter of compassion. “The current situation affects all of us and we can only overcome it together, so it’s only right that I do my bit,” said Danny Johns, who works in the HR department at VfL Wolfsburg. “We want to support the extremely valuable work that these charity organisations do.”
Barbara De Florio from the controlling department added: “Especially at the current time, it’s important that charities can continue their responsible work. I hope our contribution helps them with that.”
The VfL managing directors fully supported the employees in their wish to do their bit in tackling the current situation, and were therefore thrilled by the outcome. “It makes us incredibly proud that so many of our employees have taken part in this collection,” said Dr. Tim Schumacher. “A supportive community is hugely important in the fight against coronavirus and its consequences. The chosen institutions are supporting the most vulnerable in our society during this difficult time.”