Donations for Flood Victims in Germany – July 2021

During the past two weeks, multiple regions of Western and Southern Germany have been severely affected by floods, which resulted in almost 200 deaths, and the complete destruction of homes and infrastructure. Many more people are still missing while over 750 people are injured. On July 26, another deluge affected Southern Bavaria, further straining national, regional, and local resources.

Some of you have approached us about making donations, and we are happy to point you to several organizations that are currently accepting money for the flood victims who lost everything and whose lives were upended. This is a courtesy listing of legitimate charitable groups that promise quick and effective help:

  • Aktion Deutschland Hilft:
  • HELP e.V. – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe (Focus is on Bonn/Rhein-Sieg, Ahrtal und Rhein-Erft-Kreis):
  • Technisches Hilfswerk (If you want to donate to the helpers, you can do so through the THW’s account. You need to be able to make international transfers with an IBAN, as there is no online function.)
    THW-Stiftung IBAN: DE23 3705 0198 1902 639093
    Stichwort: Hilfe für Helfer

A more comprehensive list (in German only) of charitable networks is available here:

Thank you for your support!


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