from Rachel Hattingh-Marshall of Side By Side
Ashley Lovett, pastor at Socketts Heath Baptist Church, delivered loads of food to the Culver Centre in South Ockendon for Rachel and her team to take to Calais for distribution among the refugees there.
It was all their Harvest Festival offerings. Rachel would like thank Ashley and all at SHBC for their generoisty.
Are you and your congregation inspired to start collecting a Harvest of foodstuffs for Calais?
See below for list of needs and contact details. http://www.sidebysiderefugees.org
“The Camp in Calais is a truly dreadful place. It is an indictment of society that it exists…. The ones deserving credit in Calais are the French and British mini charities who compensate for terrible government inaction.”
– PD Sutherland United Nations Special Representative for International Migration
Samaritan’s Purse (the International Relief wing of the BGEA who use Operation Christmas Child to reach impoverished communities around the world with the love of Jesus) repsonse to the refugee crisis in the Balkans and Middle East – https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/?utm_source=Syria%20Refugees%2003%202015&utm_medium=email&utm_content=SP%20Logo&utm_campaign=Disaster%20Relief