Conti donates to European flood relief
The worst of the flooding in Central Europe is now over and the time has arrived to clean up – an effort that some estimate will cost up to €12 billion. Continental has chipped in towards these efforts with a donation of €250,000.
“Fortunately, our own locations are not directly affected by the centenary flooding,” commented Continental CEO Dr. Elmar Degenhart. “Others were much less fortunate and are now dependent on outside help. Many volunteers are getting involved under the auspices of the Agency for Technical Relief (the THW, Federal Agency for Technical Relief, a civil protection organisation controlled by Germany’s federal government). Their commitment for days and weeks on end is great and impressive. We would like to support this dedication.”
In some cases, the company is giving affected staff time off to help out in the areas threatened or ravaged by the flooding, and many employees are lending a hand as helpers in organisations such as voluntary fire brigades or the Red Cross. Numerous employees have also made individual donations for catastrophe relief measures, the company adds.