Helmut Dudenhöffer, a retired schoolteacher, is one of the founders of HerxheimBUNT, a volunteer run organisation that helps refugees settle in Herxheim, a small village in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The organisation finds housing, provides bicycles, sets up German classes and provides counselling among other services. They work closely with the local Catholic Church to provide non-denominational support to the new arrivals. Dudenhöffer has lived his entire life in Herxheim, has deep family roots in the village and is proud of the locals’ reaction to the influx of refugees.