SPD-Vorsitzender Bernd Scheelen pflanzt einen Baum in den USA

Bernd Scheelen MdB pflanzt einen Baum in Philadelphia
Bernd Scheelen MdB pflanzt einen Baum in Philadelphia

Vermittelt hatten dies alles Caco, der Initator der Aktion "3333bäumefürkrefeld", und Tony Michels, bis Ende 2007 Vorstandsmitglied der Krefelder SPD und stellvertretender Vorsitzender des SPD-Ortsvereins Krefeld-Mitte.

Caco plant Baumpflanzungen auch in den Krefelder Partnerstädten.

Michels ist nach Philadelphia ausgewandert, hat dort seine Patty geheiratet und engagiert sich in der GSOP, deren stellvertretender Vorsitzender er ist.

Das Foto von der Baumpflanzung in Philadelphia zeigt von links nach rechts zunächst eine leider ungenannte Dame, dann Wayne Spillove, Chairman of the Historic and Museum Commission of Pennsylvania, den Krefelder Bürgermeister Bernd Scheelen MdB, Hardy von Auenmüller, President der German Society of Pennsylvania, und seinen Stellvertreter Tony Michels.

Hier nun der Text der Pressemitteilung, den die GSOP im Zusammenhang mit der Pflanzung herausgegeben hat:

"Tree donation to the city of Philadelphia

In the spring of 2007, Hurricane Kyrill caused massive damage in Germany. In the city of Krefeld alone, over 3000 trees were destroyed. Krefeld is the city from which the first 13 German families emigrated to America 325 years ago arriving at Philadelphia October 6, 1683.
A delegation from the German Society of Pennsylvania visited the city of Krefeld in May of this year to celebrate the departure of these first German settlers 325 years ago. Along with official greetings from Mayor Michael Nutter, the German Society brought with them a tree to be donated to hurricane-damaged Krefeld and planted there on Philadelphia Street. Following Hurricane Kyrill, an initiative, 3333 Trees for Krefeld – "3333bäumefürkrefeld", had been started in the city. Now this initiative is reciprocating by donating a tree to the city of Philadelphia.
At 10:15 on October 6, 2008, a tree will be handed over by Bernd Scheelen, member of German parliament and Mayor of Krefeld to the German Society who will ensure that the tree finds a home next spring in the Pastorius Park in Germantown. This oak tree, Krefeld’s ecological ambassador, demonstrates the importance of planting more trees to preserve and protect the climate of our planet.
For more information about the German Society of Pennsylvania visit the website www.germansociety.org ; to talk about the relationship with/contacts to Krefeld and/or contact Mr. Scheelen during his visit in Philadelphia send an email to michels.gsop@nullcomcast.net."