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Heat tube in Kreuzberg, Berlin : Federal President of Germany, Steinmeier visited Berlin cold help

Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has visited on Wednesday together with his wife Elke Büdenbender, a heat tube for the homeless in Berlin's Holy cross Church. The institution in Kreuzberg is part of Berlin's cold help, and between October and Easter on Wednesdays from 12 to 15 at shelter for people living on the street.

The offer is a week used by up to 120 people. This will get free of charge coffee, tea, soup and sandwiches served, can operate out of a closet and in a Caritas doctor mobile in front of the door for medical treatment.

Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier (SPD) give in to the heat tube of soup for the needy.Photo: Britta Pedersen/dpa

"There are people like you, to whom the fate of others is not indifferent to the need"

Steinmeier thanked the volunteers of the heat tube for your use. "There is a need for people like you, to whom fate is not indifferent to other people," said the Federal President. In the fight against homelessness was asked first, the policy and state AIDS are not necessary. "All of this but is not replace, what you can contribute as a Volunteer." The guests of the establishment of the Federal President wished the opportunity to find an exit from homelessness.

visits by homeless facilities belong to the Tradition of the Federal President. Last year visited Steinmeier before Christmas, Germany's oldest station of the mission at Berlin's Zoo station. Steinmeier has a PhD in addition to the issue of homelessness and as a foreign Minister on a volunteer basis loaves of bread lubricated in the railway mission at the Zoo. Also, he was already with the winter watch bus especially the Berlin city mission.

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to order In the Berlin cold help engage a range of carrier with Offers such as consulting, Notübernachtungen, late-night cafes, soup kitchens and cold buses. Currently, about 1,000 sleeping-places for housing are loose. Estimates range from 4,000 to 10,000 people living in the Federal capital on the street, including more from Eastern Europe. (epd)

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