Giro555 is an alliance of 11 humanitarian charities including the Red Cross, Oxfam Novib and UNICEF. On 7 March, Dutch national and regional media are staging a mass fundraising action day for Giro555 campaign ‘Together in action for Ukraine’.
Our top priority is the safety of employees in Ukraine, where we have a small sales & service office. We are in constant contact with these employees and are supporting them financially as well as with accommodation and transport as needed. BDR Thermea colleagues in various countries have launched initiatives to support refugees and provide help. In France, for example, employees are collecting goods such as clothing and medicines, and will be driving them in trucks to the Polish-Ukrainian border.
“We are horrified by this war and stand in solidarity with its victims: people suffering inside Ukraine, people who have fled the country, and friends and family all over the world,” said BDR Thermea CEO Bertrand Schmitt. “By donating to Giro555, we want to play a part in helping those affected by this humanitarian tragedy.”
“‘One team’ is a core value of BDR Thermea and that has never been as true, relevant or urgent as it is now,” said Bertrand. “We deeply sympathise with the people of Ukraine who must endure this terrible act of war in their country, as well as all those with friends and family in Ukraine and all our employees of Ukrainian descent.”