Massive local response to refugee emergency in Greece
A huge consignment of essential supplies is on its way from Dumfries to refugees on a Greek island.
A fire which swept through the Moria transit camp on Lesvos in September 2020has left thousands of its residents without shelter or other basic necessities.
Dumfries and Galloway charity Massive Outpouring of Love (MOOL) filled over 400 boxes with clothing donated by local people and desperately needed in Greece. Partnering with The Kindness Mission Association based in Dundee meant that a full container could be shipped and an appeal for funds to cover MOOL's share of transportation costs raised the required amount within three days.
Jay Rubinstein, volunteer coordinator for MOOL commented:
'It's beyond heartwarming that, despite the difficulties of the past few months, donations from the people of Dumfries and Galloway have continued to flood in.'
'Our wonderful volunteers worked so hard to pack boxes, in particular John Crosby whose logistical skills ensured that we made the deadline for the shipment.'
'We're also grateful to Alan Fleming and his team at Curries Solutions who provided free transport from Dumfries to Dundee and even modified the truck to accommodate our pallets.'
'It is difficult to know how to help when we see other people suffering but we believe that our donation will make a real difference to the people living in such desperate circumstances on Lesvos.'