TOKYO—The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. has donated nearly $12,000 to the victims of the heavy rains and flooding that occurred July 14-15 in Germany.
According to the Associated Press, at least 141 people have died and more than 700 were injured, with 17 still missing, in the Ahr Valley disaster.
"We would like to express the company's deepest sympathies to the families and friends of people who lost their lives," Yokohama said in an Aug. 26 statement. "All of us at Yokohama Rubber Group pray that the people in the affected areas will be able to return to their normal lives as soon as possible."
Specifically, the donation comes from Yokohama Europe GmbH, the group's European regional headquarters based in Duesseldorf, Germany, and will be routed to the youth division of the Ahrweiler BC Football Club in Ahrweiler, Rhineland-Palatinate, the German state that suffered incredible damage during the flooding.
Founded in 1920, the Ahrweiler club has assisted the development of many young people. Its facilities were "severely damaged" by the recent floods, Yokohama said.