Second Mercedes-Benz Actros Convoy With Supplies For Syrian Refugees

With great power comes great responsibility, and having money to burn doesn't necessarily mean that you should keep them all to yourself.
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The aforementioned quotes were probably thought by the people in charge of the “Wings on Wheels” convoy that started its second trip from the Mercedes-Benz plant in Untertürkheim today.

As we were reporting back in September, Mercedes-Benz first sent 11 trucks with relief supplies worth €4 million to the Turkish-Syrian border, where hundreds of thousands of Syrian war refugees have established a camp.

Now that the cold of winter is upon us, the Stuttgart brand decided to sent another truck convoy filled with urgently-needed supplies to the same spot.

“The refugees are suffering greatly, especially at this time of year,” said Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard at the sendoff of the “Wings on Wheels - Combating the Cold” convoy. “Millions of Syrians have fled their homes and hundreds of thousands of them have found refuge in Turkey. Half of the refugees are minors, most of them under the age of 12. Many children are traumatized or in bad health as a result of the war. That’s why we want to provide concrete help with our convoy and give the people hope. We have a strong public presence in Turkey through Mercedes-Benz Türk and our production locations in Istanbul and Aksaray. We consider it our duty to help our Turkish friends in this difficult situation.”

The winter supplies, now worth €2 million comprise of clothing, food, tents and three ambulances. In addition, Daimler AG and its employees donated a total of 100,000 Euros to the same cause.
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