refugees

Elim relief to refugees

In response to the growing situation regarding the refugee crisis, Elim Missions is calling on our Elim family to collect aid for those effected. All donations will go to Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania and Calais, France.

Items to donate

The situation is always changing so you can find the latest news here.  Elim Missions are looking to develop projects to bring great relief and as it stands we are asking churches to donate:

  • Sleeping bags Big tents (4 man or more)
  • Blankets
  • Duvets
  • Waterproof warm jackets
  • Smaller men's clothes (32 waist and lower)
  • Mens shoes trainers and hiking boots size 6-9
  • Tarpaulins
  • Gaffa tape
  • Torches and batteries
  • Various camping gear
 

Drop off points

For the collection of these goods we have set up 5 collection hubs around the UK. The above items could be collected at your local church then dropped off at one of these hubs. We will then be arranging collection from these hubs.

The hubs and the contact details to arrange drop offs, are detailed below:

  • SCOTLAND: Dundee
    Gareth Sherwood - 07899 846 073*
  • NORTH: Sowerby Bridge
    Johnny Haigh - 07739 984 921
  • MIDLANDS: Malvern
    John Martin - 07840 043 030
  • SOUTH WEST: Exeter
    Lianna Davies - 07792 751 628
  • SOUTH EAST: Leighton Buzzard
    Colin Kaye - 07415 382 346
*If you are dropping off goods at our Dundee drop off point we would ask that only the following items be collected: blankets, winter clothing, socks and good solid winter / walking shoes, waterproofs, general clothing of all kinds, headscarves. Please call Gareth if you are unsure about things you are collecting.
 

Want to help personally?

In response to a number of churches that have expressed an interest in sending teams to help the refugees Elim Missions are seeking to run regular teams into Calais to help in “The Jungle” refugee camp. The trip would include two nights accommodation in Leighton Buzzard and evening meals plus one day in Calais as well as transportation. We are able to offer 8 places per trip for £50 per person.

If you are interested in being part of one of the teams or have 8 people in your church willing to form a team please contact John Martin (Elim Missions Project Coordinator) at: john.martin@elimhq.net

 
 
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