The ASB OV Hamburg-Mitte supplies hospitals in various poor countries with hospital beds, nursing beds, wheelchairs, walking aids, and other small medical equipment discarded in Germany. This material is tested in advance and, with its second use there, makes a contribution to sustainability; long-term use of the available resources, and improves the supply of the local people in particular.
30 years ago the ASB Hamburg-Mitte e.V. started the foreign works in the context of the town twinning Hamburg and St. Petersburg. It all started with the friendship package campaign 25 years ago. The small ASB local association is now active in many countries of the world, in addition to Eastern Europe now also increasingly in Africa (Gambia, Namibia, and Tanzania).