Berlin parish welcomes 100 war refugees
A another Protestant parish in Berlin hosts a large number of war refugees from Ukraine. A team from the Markus parish in Berlin-Steglitz led by Pastor Carolin Göpfert and Pastor Sven Grebenstein decided within days to make the Markus parish hall available as emergency accommodation or as an initial reception center for refugees, the District said. of the Evangelical Church of Steglitz. on Friday in the capital with. For Saturday up to 100 people are expected.
The community is now also listed as a reception center by the State Office for Refugee Affairs (LAF), he said. Hygiene items and food are urgently needed to care for the new arrivals. The community center at Albrechtstrasse 81 A, 12167 Berlin is open and donations can be made there directly.
Among other things, they are used Pillows, duvets, fleece and flowy blankets, bedding and sheets, towels, water bottles and disposable cups, juice, shower gel, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste, as well as combs, hairbrushes hair, FFP2 masks and rapid corona tests. The congregation also orders bread, cold cuts and sausage spreads, margarine and butter, jam, chocolate spread, honey, cocoa, tea, milk, coffee, spreads, fruits and vegetables.
In Berlin, several congregations have now opened their churches to refugees. Among other things, the evangelical parish of Alt-Wittenau maintains its 24-hour church next to the arrival center for Ukrainian refugees from Berlin in Reinickendorf and offers around 130 beds there. (eps)