The other flood in Germany: Generous volunteers

Source: Christian Science Monitor
by staff

“Just before record-breaking rains and catastrophic floods hit parts of Northern Europe last week, a global survey announced that volunteering during the pandemic ‘remained relatively unaffected.’ According to the World Giving Index, nearly a fifth of adults worldwide were able to donate time to serve a community, with many seeing generosity as an antidote to fears of COVID-19. A good example of this was the spontaneous outpouring of Germans to those in need of rescue and recovery in the flood zones. ‘The civic engagement is extreme,’ said one helper in a makeshift shelter for newly homeless people in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler.” (07/19/21)