For Laurenz Terl (19), humanity is the law. The law student founded the “MaHe Cold Aid” in December. Since then he has been supplying the homeless in Marzahn-Hellersdorf with sleeping bags, clothes and blankets. No longer just there.
He received so many donations that he and his helpers are now also active outside the district. “Since homelessness is a city-wide challenge, there can be no immediate borders for us,” says Laurenz Terl.
Bruno Weber (17) and Torsten Himm (35) have been with us from the start and are involved in their free time. “I’m fine, I have a roof over my head. Other people are not doing so well, ”says Himm.
Under the bridge on Frankfurter Allee, the helpers distributed blankets, jackets, ski pants and hygiene items on Tuesday.
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Krümel (32) has lived on the street for 15 years and is grateful: “It is important that there are such people. Otherwise you just hope that a clothes container is full and a bag is next to it, ”she says.
To this day, she has not got used to being homeless. If she could, she would love to live in an apartment again. “Every day we beg each other 20 euros. You won’t get very far with that, ”says Krümel.