COUNCIL SETS UP DROPPING POINTS ACROSS DONEGAL FOR REFUGEE AID

first_imgDonegal County Council is to open a number of its buildings as collection points for the public to donate clothes and other items to the refugees in Calais.Donegal is beginning to play its part for refugees.The items can be dropped off at a number of collection points which are listed below.Cllr Jack Murray, who is the Donegal contact for the Ireland Calais Refugee Solidarity group, said the harrowing images of refugees drowning in European waters captured the attention of so many people in Ireland. “It drove home the desperation that these people are faced with and I was contacted by many, many people who wanted to help.“As such, I contacted the Chief Executive of Donegal County Council and requested that our facilities are used as donation points for the Ireland Calais Refugee Solidarity.“I am delighted that this has been agreed and our facilities have been open for those who want to help. This is brilliant gesture by the council on behalf of the people of Donegal.“I would ask that the public gives what it can before Friday 18th September.” Collection points are as follows:Letterkenny Public Service Centre, Neil T. Blaney Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal· Donegal Town Public Service Centre, Drumlonagher, Donegal Town· Carndonagh Public Service Centre, Malin Road, Carndonagh· Dungloe Public Service Centre, Gweedore Road, Dungloe · The Old Courthouse, The Diamond, LiffordThe following items are needed:· Tarpaulin· Heavy duty rubbish bags · Tents: 4 person +· Blankets and sleeping bags· Men’s clothes: specifically, small to medium to sized warm clothes.· Shoes, runners· Candles, torches· Men’s toiletries – 2 options:· Option 1: Men’s toiletry bag to include; tooth paste, tooth brush, soap, 2 razors, 1 can shaving foam and a pack of tissues in a medium sized durable bag· Option 2: Any 1 of the above items boxed separately and labelled· Tools for fixing bikes, pumps, puncture repair kitsItems can be left at the following collection points during normal opening hours from Tuesday 15 September until Friday 18 September 2015:· Letterkenny Public Service Centre, Neil T. Blaney Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal· Donegal Town Public Service Centre, Drumlonagher, Donegal Town· Carndonagh Public Service Centre, Malin Road, Carndonagh· Dungloe Public Service Centre, Gweedore Road, Dungloe· The Old Courthouse, The Diamond, LiffordPlease ensure that all items are placed in clean bags or boxes for ease of transport.COUNCIL SETS UP DROPPING POINTS ACROSS DONEGAL FOR REFUGEE AID was last modified: September 15th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:buildingsCllr Jack Murraycouncilrefugee aidlast_img

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