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Kai Havertz makes donation to help victims of German floods

By Rune Gjerulff

Germany international Kai Havertz wants to help those affected by the floods in his home country.

Kai Havertz.
Kai Havertz.Photo: Fuguito/CC-by-SA 3.0

Kai Havertz has donated €200,000 to the German Red Cross to help the people affected by the German floods in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate that happened last month.

Additionally, the Germany international has designed 100 pairs of football boots that will be auctioned and sold to raise funds for the victims.

Havertz, who grew up in Aachen in North Rhine-Westphalia and still has family there, told BBC:

"We just want to raise money with it, so that people can buy the shoes, and the boot is maybe a symbol of my support and my respect to people who lost everything.

"My family lives in the area and we know that there are so many homeless people. They lost everything and they don't have a place to sleep, or there are houses without electricity and people that don't have food or clothes.

"So I think right now it's still a good time to help. Still they have a lot of problems."

Havertz will wear a pair of his new, specially designed boots when he and Chelsea face Arsenal in the Premier League this Sunday.

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