In fact, it’s just getting started. I went to Hauptbahnhof this weekend to donate the stuff I had that might be useful in the coming season, as the refugees are not really dressed for colder days. The picture shows some of the storage of clothes and all at the far end of the train station. There is an acute need for clothes and supplies all things warm, especially men’s clothing. If you want to check out what is needed at the train stations in Austria at any time, go to http://www.refugees.at.
The interest in the media might be fading, but the situation has not changed. There are still thousands of refugees arriving every day, and supplies are needed. It was really strange going to Hauptbahnhof… It gives you an almost apocalyptic feeling. There are people everywhere, on the ground, tents have been put up all over, people are sleeping on the ground… And it smells like the spoils of a music festival. Hygiene articles are sought after as well, but then, there are no showers at the train station. I feel very sorry for those going through this. I saw a lot of children today too. I’m sure that they are the reason why people are fleeing for a better future. I would probably do the same!
Don’t forget about this crisis. If you have men’s clothing to donate, bring it to a train station. They also need food items. Like I wrote earlier, check out train of hope to see what is needed now at a train station near you.