Economy, culture, sports - all areas of public life suffer from the effects of the corona virus. But there are always great signs of solidarity in these difficult and uncertain times. One such sign comes from all nine Hessian showman associations. These are in an existential crisis due to the cancellation of all the big festivals - and yet they don't want to bury their heads in the sand, they want to help. Bernd Salm, 1st chairman of the Darmstädter Schaustellerverband e.V., has written to Prime Minister Volker Bouffier to offer explicit and sincere help.
Salm underlines that all Hessian showmen, although they themselves have to fear for their financial basis, are there for all Hessian citizens when they are needed! A strong statement that can really make a difference in view of what they can offer. So Salm writes: "We [showmen] want to help! We have the power, the technology, the logistics and the know-how! Our companies are excellently networked and logistically well positioned. We have trucks, delivery vans and refrigerated trucks with which we could transport, for example, vital goods. We have cranes and tools with which we could support our fire brigades and police". As it is not foreseeable how the situation will develop, it is good to know that such support resources are available.
For example, food stations could be set up and food could be prepared. No matter what they are needed for, Salm promises that the showmen will be happy to help altruistically, unbureaucratically, quickly and professionally during their compulsory break. "We nine Hessian showmen's associations proudly bear the coat of arms of our home state in our traditional association flags and stand side by side with you and all Hessian citizens", says Salm. And he concludes with an appeal to the Minister President: "A phone call is enough - take us at our word! </The fact that people who usually work hard to make sure that we just have a little bit of fun, are not discouraged by the prospect of an uncertain future, but simply want to use their skills and resources to make sure that we can enjoy this fun again in a few months time, is a strong sign of solidarity. Or, as Bernd Salm puts it: "Unity is strength!" </Our thanks therefore go to: "Strong", "x", "N", "x", "x", "N", "x", "x", "p", "Darmstädter Schaustellerverband". V.</p>
Schaustellerverband Frankfurt Rhein-Main e. V.
Schaustellerverband Mittelhessen e. V. - Registered office Gießen
Verein der Schausteller, Markt- und Messereisender Hanau-Main-Kinzig Kreis e. V.
Schaustellerverband Kassel-Göttingen e. V.
Association of travelling showmen and colleagues from the Taunus-, Unterlahn- and p>
Westerwald area e. V. - Seat Limburg
Showmen Association e. V. Marburg
Showmen Association Offenbach am Main City and Country e. V.
Association of Exhibitors Wiesbaden e. V.