Winter is here and it's getting cold in Germany! While on days like this you like staying inside in the warmth or getting around by car and quickly turning up the heating, there are people among us who have little or no options to escape the cold.
The homeless are particularly affected. Without a roof over their heads or somewhere to take shelter from the cold, living on the streets can quickly become life-threatening. That's why we're joining forces with the One Warm Winter initiative, launched by the DOJO Cares Foundation. We want to help directly where help is needed: On the streets of our cities. And the best part:
You can actively help!
Small box, big impact! In the trunk of selected vehicles in our fleet, you will find a small first aid kit against the cold: the warming triangle (“Warmdreieck”). You can use the warming triangle to provide protection from the cold to homeless people, and help them get a little bit warmer outside. Please keep an eye out for people in need, even after your ride! 🙏
How you can
help the homeless
Pull over, talk to them and ask if everything is okay.
If necessary, call the cold aid bus (Kältebus) under 030/49927687
(little memory aid: 030/49-W-A-R-M-U-P).
In an emergency, directly call 112.
Help the freezing person with the care package from the trunk until the cold aid bus arrives.
The warming triangle is not a promotional gift! The box is only supposed to be given out to people on the street who are in need of help. If you want even more karma points, check out onewarmwinter.org for more info on what you can do to help. 🤝
DOJO cares ... and MILES Charity! Two initiatives, one common goal: We not only want to drive social projects forward, but also help directly where help is needed.
Since 2012, the DOJO Cares Foundation has been addressing the issue of homelessness with ONE WARM WINTER to raise awareness of the problems on the streets and to bring the concerns of homeless people to the public. By showing simple ways to participate and find solutions, the foundation wants to encourage more support and empathy for the situation of people living on the street.
You can find more information about DOJO Cares here.