Landsberger Christmas greeting for Kyiv
Created: 12/14/2022, 1:00 p.m
By: Sabine Fleischer
The last trip to the Ukraine at the end of November was a complete success.
Just before the blackout, many families in Irpin were given solar lamps and gas cookers.
Over 200 pictures and thank you messages were sent back to the association via mobile phone.
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Landsberg – The association “Freiheit Demokratie” will send two 'Santa Clauses' to Ukraine on Boxing Day.
Also in the luggage: lovingly wrapped Christmas parcels from Landsberg and the surrounding area as well as groceries, cooking utensils and energy dispensers.
The route is likely to pass 500 kilometers through Ukrainian areas under fire.
Chairman Christian Bieber currently has his hands full.
Organizing and packing for several hours a day.
The next aid trip is scheduled for December 26th.
130 Christmas packages, plus numerous groceries and supplies such as power banks, lamps and gas cookers including cartridges are ready for transport to the Ukraine.
A ton of clothing has already been picked up and brought to the distribution center in Lviv by volunteers.
Originally, Bieber and his companion Michael Rammin wanted to travel to Odessa via Romania and Moldova, which would have meant a shorter route through Ukrainian territory.
However, until now there has been no response to inquiries from the Moldovan customs office.
Therefore, the club chairman is now planning the two to three-day trip via Poland to Irpin near Kyiv.
"We'll have to go deep into the Ukraine war zone," says Bieber.
Not entirely harmless in the current shelling situation.
This is also the reason why the trip, originally planned for December 6th, was postponed to the time between the years in the hope of a little truce.
Added to this are the imponderables at the borders.
“On the last trip there was a 20-kilometer traffic jam at the border.
"Santa Claus" Michael Rammin packed 30 crates of apples for Irpin.
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The first destination is the Glorification Baptist Church in Irpin, not far from the outskirts of Kiev.
He knows the pastor there well, who is "totally reliable," says Bieber.
The Landsberg aid delivery would be stored in the church and picked up by those in need.
In addition, the church workers also visited the people at home.
In addition to the Christmas parcels, food rations and light and heat sources are particularly important.
“We have enough clothes in our auxiliary supply.
What we still need is non-perishable foods such as canned goods and canned ready meals, pumpernickel and canned meat,” says Bieber, describing the help that is needed.
The donations were used to buy 100 power banks, an important utensil for life in a war zone where electricity is only available by the hour.
There is a link to Amazon at www.freiheit-demokratie.de, where a suitable wish list is compiled.
Anyone who wants to donate can simply select and buy an item there.
The delivery is made automatically to the association in Landsberg.
The donor pays the bill.
"There's something for every budget," says Bieber, hoping for more packages.
There would still be room on the transporter.
The Christmas campaign runs until just before the start.
Please hand in the material and food donations as well as other Christmas packages (sweets, tea, nuts, toys, etc.) before Christmas Eve to the Primbs family, Sonnenstraße 11 in Landsberg.
Info on phone 0151/16444404 or 01573/1051670.