An appeal to the community from Unity, the Test Valley based charity, once again reaped rewards when the organisation asked for donations to help the Afghan Evacuees.
Recognising the need to provide even the most basic of items for individuals and families, Unity was swamped with donations following a social media campaign which local residents responded to in style.
Within a week, Unity’s board room had been taken over by a mountain of donations which included a 32” flat screen television, pushchairs, toys and hygiene products as well as clothing. As a result, the request for donations was closed a matter of days later.
Supporting the Afghan families has also meant that Unity Transport has had a role to play too taking individuals to medical appointments, to the Mosque and making a bus available for social activities.
Terry Bishop, Unity Chief Executive said, “I am extremely thankful to the Test Valley residents who generously donated and to Unity’s staff and volunteers who dropped everything to make this happen in a matter of days. To be able to assist these people in some measure is really important to us and we hope that they are soon settled and can rebuild their lives.”
Would you be interested in volunteering? Would you like to become a volunteer driver? If so please contact Greg Alexander or Christianne Ireland on 0330 4004 116 or register through our website www.unityonline.org.uk