21/11/13

Würth Group donates EUR 50,000 for those hit by typhoon "Haiyan" on the Philippines

Künzelsau. The Würth Group donates EUR 50,000 to help the people impacted by typhoon "Haiyan". Large part of the donation will be made to aid organization "Ärzte ohne Grenzen e.V." (Doctors Without Borders) providing those affected with medical treatment, clean water and emergency shelters as well as handing out relief supplies. The Filipino subsidiary of the Würth Group, Wuerth Philippines, Inc., will receive the remaining funds to help employees who have been hit by the typhoon.

As a globally operating business, the Würth Group thus meets its social responsibility. "With our donation we wish to relieve the distress of the people in the affected areas as well as make a contribution to supplying the people in need on the Philippines with the essentials of life", explains Norbert Heckmann, Chairman of Adolf Würth GmbH und Co. KG. The management and the Council of Confidence of Adolf Würth GmbH und Co. KG therefore jointly decided to donate.

"In addition to the amount provided by the company, we organized a donation campaign to offer our employees the opportunity to donate as well. We hope to raise additional funds with the help of our colleagues in the coming days", says Andreas Lang, Chairman of Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG's Council of Confidence and coordinator of the donation campaign for the staff.