Posted: 22/12/2016 at 10:10
Big grocery and veg shop today.
Obelixx said "I can't find any info about refugees here other than a blog from October about a meeting about how they might go about it. No follow up. Is yours a parish organisation or a commune one Busy?"
One is a local group of Christians, encouraged by the Bishop of Périgueux, who have joined up with a Christian Charity, to welcome refugees who have arrived in this area. These are Christians who have been forced to leave their homes in Iraq and have been picked up by charities who have arranged their paperwork and sent them to France.
The other group is a new charity run by 2 English ladies. They collect donations from people of clothes and equipment which they store in a barn. Volunteers go and help sort it all out then it's sent in lorries to Syria or wherever needed. Refugees are now being sent to a town reasonably local to them (they are 40 mins from me) and they are supplying clothes, bedding, household equipment to the families, who have been housed in flats. But a lorry had just left for Syria when a new group of refugees arrived and they were short of clothes, so they sent out a plea for help on their Facebook page.