Urgent Appeal: Winter Clothing for Iraq

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in special events | No Comments

Jesus Fellowship Church (Brighton) is assisting the Winter Clothing Appeal for Northern Iraq.

Lorry nearly ready to go, loaded with warm winter blankets and clothing

Lorry loaded with warm winter blankets and clothing

Organised by Samara Levey, of St Peter’s Church in Brighton, an articulated lorry filled with winter clothes, shoes and blankets will leave Brighton in three weeks time to go to Dohuk, Northern Iraq. These essential items will be received and distributed by CAPNI (Christian Aid Program Northern Iraq) who have been established there for 20 years, in partnership with Tearfund, Open Doors, Aid to the Church in Need and Barnabus Fund – experienced and credible NGO’s.

Those fleeing violence face a winter of extreme hardship

Those fleeing violence face a winter of extreme hardship

It would be difficult to exaggerate the hardship faced from the youngest infants to elderly men and women, who face a winter without suitable clothing and with very inadequate shelter, having left everything behind to flee their homes to escape the brutality of “Islamic State” forces.

 

If you would like to help, please bring any of the following items to our collection point: Jesus Fellowship Church (Brighton), 161 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1EJ, anytime between 8am & 6pm Monday to Friday.

Please donate:

  • New & used winter clothes (adult/child/baby)
  • New & used winter shoes & boots (adult/child)
  • New & used sleeping bags
  • New & used blankets
  • New & used mattresses (stain free)
  • Wheelchairs, zimmer frames and crutches (paired)

Everything should be suitable for winter (no summer clothes or shoes please), in good condition with working zips, buttons & poppers intact and RECENTLY WASHED & CLEAN, from a smoke free environment.

You can keep posted on Facebook. For more details please contact us! 🙂

 

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