FC Bayern is donating more than one million euros to the flood victims of the flood disaster with a charity game.
Help is also given to those with severe weather damage in Bavaria.
Munich - FC Bayern * is keeping its promise and is launching an aid campaign for the flood victims of the flood disaster in Germany.
The German record champions * will play a charity match against second division FC Schalke 04 * for the benefit of the injured in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate.
However, FC Bayern is already providing emergency aid of one million euros regardless of the proceeds.
FC Bayern: Million donation for flood victims of the flood disaster - benefit game on Schalke
From the game, which will be played in the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, the Bavarians want to "make available" at least one million euros for the victims of the flood, depending on the proceeds. The game date has not yet been set. It should be announced in the coming weeks. Since the flood victims need help quickly, FC Bayern has already guaranteed the payment of one million euros and will make it in advance in the coming days. In addition, FC Bayern Hilfe eV will donate a further 100,000 euros to those in Bavaria who have suffered bad weather.
"The images of the flood disaster shocked us," said Bayern President Herbert Hainer.
“In such a terrible situation, we have to stick together as a society.
Football also lives very much from solidarity and social responsibility. “FC Bayern stand on the side of the flood victims.
The charity game should also remember the many people who lost their lives in the storm.
"I would like to thank FC Schalke 04 very much, Schalke immediately agreed to take part in our initiative," said Hainer.
Schalke's sports director Peter Knäbel regards the relief operation as "an important signal to the flood areas: You are not alone."
FC Bayern wants to provide immediate aid for flood victims - Schalke is planning a jersey donation
After consultation with the three state governments concerned, FC Bayern will "contact charities that are already active in the crisis areas and distribute the money quickly and unbureaucratically to households in need."
FC Bayern had already planned for its first test match in the preparation for the season one week against 1. FC Köln together with the opponent and his partner Telekom donated 100,000 euros for the victims of the flood disaster and announced further measures. Schalke also want to auction the jerseys from the first game of the season in the second division against Hamburger SV *. The proceeds from the auction will benefit “Aktion Deutschland Hilft”.
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