Destruction in earthquake region (photo LOG/WoH)
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Appeal for donations for the earthquake victims in Turkey
At 4:15 a.m. this morning, southeastern Turkey was hit by one of the strongest earthquakes in the last 100 years. The number of victims continues to rise. Help is now urgently needed in the disaster area as new severe aftershocks continue to occur. Wings of Help e.V. decided in a special meeting of the board with experts involved to provide emergency aid and made a five-digit amount available as an initiative measure from its own emergency fund.
In order to support us with the size of the catastrophe, the extent of which can only be guessed at, with the upcoming help, we ask for donations to the specially set up account “Earthquake Aid Turkey" under IBAN DE20 5125 0000 0008 004218 at the Taunus Sparkasse.
The donations are tax deductible. Donation receipts are issued.
Ralf Bülter new Vice President
Board elections at Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen/Wings of Help e.V. in Frankfurt am Main
Ralf Bülter is the new Vice President and Executive Director of the humanitarian aid organization Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen/Wings of Help (LOG/WoH) based at Frankfurt Airport. As an experienced business economist and entrepreneur, he supports President Frank Franke. Bülter is the founder of Top Alliance. The business economist, who graduated from the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main works as a consultant in the areas of digitization, logistics and fleet management- He also has extensive experience with international and regional aid projects, for example in Ukraine, in Kurdistan or in the Ahr Valley. He is active in club sports, for example as a coach in basketball. He also supports conservation projects such as “Waldliebe” Taunus.
Bülter succeeds Marie-Luise Thüne, who took over the newly created board department for international and political relations.
Marie-Luise Thüne is also Secretary General of Aviation Sans Frontières (ASF), an association to which ten international aid organizations belong. Ralf Bülter was unanimously elected to office at the current general meeting in Frankfurt am Main. The board members were also unanimously confirmed in their departments: Frank Franke (President), Rolfs Geyer (Finance, co-opted), Dr. medical Markus Schmitt (medicine), Hans-Joachim Sauer (law), Guido Holz (film/TV), Werner Claasen (media), Peter Manz (IT). Christian Poppe remains active on the board as co-founder of LOG/WoH. Simone Keßler, who is in charge of donations, was also unanimously appointed cash auditor.
The General Assembly honored Angelika Franke's humanitarian work in silent remembrance. As a board member, she was responsible for the challenging position of logistics. Angelika Franke died at the end of November 2022 after a short, serious illness. Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen/Wings of Help will always keep her in honorable memory. Her achievements will continue to shape the work of the organization in the future.
The general meeting, which - due to Corona - dealt with the years 2019 to 2021, was chaired by Felix Groh. He is still Head of Operations of the aid organization, which will be 20 years old in 2023 and which, with its headquarters in Cargo City Süd at Frankfurt Airport, documents its close proximity to air traffic and the supporting Fraport AG.
Members' meeting of Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen/Wings of Help (LOG/WoH) at Frankfurt Airport. The picture shows from left: Vice President Ralf Bülter, Marie-Luise Thüne, Director International and Political Relations, Advisory Board Member Silke Kadach and President Frank Franke.
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