Extraordinary situations call for extraordinary measures, and thus it was that a number of Wolves players got down to work of a different kind on Friday morning. As part of the “Thanking the everyday heroes” initiative, no fewer than six VfL players were on duty from 7am at two Edeka supermarkets in Wolfsburg, helping to stack the shelves. The Edeka supermarkets initiative is part of the social activities in Wolfsburg and the surrounding area that VfL is currently supporting and implementing, both now and over the coming weeks, as part of their #heretohelp campaign.
“Important that we stick together”
Groceries have been facing particular challenges for a number of weeks now due to the exceptional situation created by coronavirus, and the Edeka supermarkets in Wolfsburg have seen employees making an outstanding contribution to ensuring that basic supplies are kept available. The VfL players were moved by this and incredibly keen to show their solidarity with these everyday heroes and to lend them a helping hand. “It’s a very important initiative for us because we want to set an example. We’re going through tough times and it’s important that we stick together at the moment,” said Josuha Guilavogui. “We want to show that we’re also part of society and can make a contribution to people’s everyday lives,” Maximilian Arnold added.
Of course, the Wolves were very careful to maintain the required safety distances throughout the initiative, and used both gloves and hand sanitiser when packing the shelves. “We’re grateful for any help that we can get at the moment and when it comes from such prominent figures, it really makes it all the more special for us,” said a delighted Emil von Gostomski, who manages the Edeka shop on Grauhorststrasse.