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Germany's First Social Bulletin Board

Hamburg entrepreneurs launch new online platform that brings together offers and needs in all areas of life

The registered association Help Here e.V. has launched an online platform with the aim of co-ordinating the needs of and services for people in need throughout Germany. The charity club was founded by TV celebrity chef Tim Mälzer, Raphael Brinkert from Jung von Matt, Protofy founder Moritz Mann and Joko Weykopf, owner and creative director of Polycore.

Help Area

When visiting “Help Here”: https: // _k = xfnozt for the first time, users will be asked about language preference. Options are English, German, Spanish and Somali. By indicating one’s own position, the search radius will be determined and offers of help for displaced persons, homeless children, or other people needing help displayed within the specified radius.

Free Use of the Platform

In demand and on offer are both products and services, ranging from cultural or sports activities, German lessons, crafts, and homework assistance to tools and bicycles. The use of the online platform “Help Here”: https: // _k = xfnozt is free of charge. Offers and requests can come from both private individuals or social institutions. “Our platform is Germany’s first social bulletin board for all areas of life”, the founders of Help Here e.V. claim. Its unique feature is multilingualism. Thus, refugees may independently seek help and finds offers. Help Here thus means a breakthrough in the time-consuming coordination of assistance by digitising the process.

Numerous Supporters

The initiators of “Help Here” are also supported by the campaign Legal , including Udo Lindenberg, Christoph Metzelder, Joko & Klaas and various other celebrities from sports, culture, media and politics. In addition, the initiative also supported by the UN Refugee Agency, the Association of Communications Agencies GWA, the organisation of media agencies MG, the German Olympic Sports Confederation, the German Red Cross, and the Deutscher Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband Gesamtverband e.V. Facebook and Unruly are official partners of the campaign.

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