In the United Kingdom, the pandemic has so far led to more than 45,000 deaths; a case fatality rate of 15 percent based on 300,000 people testing positive. The impact on the economy has also been dramatic: In the United Kingdom, following a strict lockdown, almost 612,000 people have lost their jobs. Here, Freudenberg has also contributed, donating 10,000 euros to each of two food banks in Port Talbot and Bridgend (both in south Wales). In addition, Freudenberg donated to three other food banks in Rochdale, Oldham and Middleton (all in England).
Selay Aksalur from Klüber Lubrication, Turkey, volunteers with an aid project in Istanbul and reports: “Usually, we provide food to roughly 400 people a month, mostly people who are homeless or who come from poor families. Since corona, this number has increased to 1,150.”
Dr. Ciprian Cristea from Chem-Trend in Romania oversees a local aid project benefitting from the donation. “We regularly support 150 families and now we can provide extra supplies to an additional 100 households, so roughly 250 people – thanks to Freudenberg.