The summer container has arrived safely at Attika Human Support in Lesvos. The container arrived on Wednesday 24th July and was greeted by a team of volunteers no only from Attika but also Together for Better Days, Refugee 4 Refugees and No Border Kitchen Lesvos who downloaded the container and got aid out to those who needed it.
The current needs list for both Greece and France can be found here.
The second 40ft shipment of the year will leave Saltash in December and will provide winter aid items to support those in the camps during the colder months. The container will be filled with winter items, including tents and sleeping bags salvaged from festivals in Cornwall.
As well as the refugee groups and charities collecting for this shipment, donations have also come from the community, not only here in the South West of England, but as far as Norfolk, Reading, and East London. Several schools and communities across Devon and Cornwall have donated various items of humanitarian aid. Uffclume School in Exeter collected various aid items including clothing, toiletries and shelter, Devon Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS) have been organising collections across the schools in Devon; the amnesty group at Clyst Vale Community College in Exeter organised a large collection for the container of nappies, wipes, food, clothing, and toiletries.
For information on how to support the next container with a fundraiser or collection please get in touch via email – firstname.lastname@example.org