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+++ Emergency aid for people in affected regions +++ Support for rescue organisations on the ground +++
Munich, 21 July 2021 - Thousands of people are seeing their livelihoods in ruins due to the severe weather in North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, and Upper Bavaria. It is essential to take rapid action.
The BMW Group is therefore making 1.5 million euros available to various rescue organisations that are providing emergency aid in the affected regions.
"The scale of the disaster touches us all deeply. Our sympathy is with the people who have lost so much. We want to make a contribution to providing those affected with the most basic necessities," says Ilka Horstmeier, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Human Resources and Social Affairs, and Labour Director.
The BMW Group will contact rescue organisations in Rhineland-Palatinate, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Upper Bavaria to provide targeted help where it is most needed.
In addition, the BMW Group plants in Munich, Landshut, Dingolfing, Regensburg and Leipzig will be providing emergency resources and manpower from their company fire brigades as soon as the legally required request for support is received from the responsible authorities.