Football second division Hannover 96 has launched a relief campaign for war refugees in the Ukrainian-Polish border area before the DFB Cup Game against RB Leipzig.
In front of the stadium and on the nearby shooting place, donations in two coaches were collected such as blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothes, baby food, hygiene or non-prescription drugs.
Already one and a half hours before the kick-off at 6:30 pm, football fans and other citizens had donated more relief supplies than two buses can tranHannover.
“We are with our thoughts in people in Ukraine. And we want to use the great effect of this game for such an action,” said Hannover 96 stadium spokesman before the beginning of the quarter-final match before 25,000 spectators.
The buses are to break into the crisis area on Wednesday evening and bring as many people as possible to Hanover as far as possible, the 96s announced after consultation with the city of Hannover.
The city wanted to distribute the war refugees after arrival in Hanover on urban accommodations.