Edinburgh Presbytery are urging congregations to promote and respond to the urgent appeal for resources for refugees from Edinburgh Direct Aid.
For each of the past three winters EDA has shipped containers of clothes to some of the 70,000 Syrian refugees in Arsal, a town in Lebanon over 5000′ above sea level with bitterly cold winters.
Funds for container transport and distribution have been a limitation: but this year, supported by Qatar’s Red Cres-ent organisation, EDA will be able to send many more, to high altitude locations in the Northern Be-kaa as well as to Arsal.
Between now and Christmas EDA need as much as possible (in good condition) of the following:
WINTER COATS – PADDED JACKETS – WATER-PROOFS – FLEECES – WOOLLIES –THERMALS -MOUNTAIN BOOTS – WELLY BOOTS – PADDED BOOTS – GOOD SHOES – SOCKS – GLOVES – WOOLLY HATS (FOR YOUNG AND OLD, BOYS AND GIRLS, MEN AND WOMEN, BABIES TOO , BUT ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS)
NEW UNDERWEAR – TOILETRIES (SOAP, SHAMPOO, TOOTHPASTE, SANITARY TOWELS, RAZORS) — SIMPLE FIRST AID THINGS (PAIN KILLERS, PLASTERS, DISINFECTANTS)
And for our self-help workshops and schools: STATIONERY, KNITTING MATERIALS, FABRIC, HABERDASHERY, HAND-TOOLS, CASH
If you live in or near Edinburgh please bring things to: EDA Warehouse, 16a West Harbour Road, Edinburgh, EH5 1PN
Opening times (for now — may be increased later): Weds, Sats, Suns 11:00-3:00