Warm Clothes for Refugees

By Brian  Robertson

In  mid-November,  a  group  of  St  Mark’s  members  got together  after  the  Sunday  service  to  discuss  how  we could  help  refugees.   Liz Marshall  had  information  about several  avenues  of  approach  and,  at  that  point,  we identified  a  particular  need  for  warm  clothes  in  time  for the  Syrian  winter.   Time  was  short  and  when,  in  early December,  I  took  our  contribution  to  the  Direct  Aid depot  in  Granton,  I  could  see  that  the van  was  about half-full  of  boxes  and  that  packing  and  loading  was going  on  apace.  The van  was  scheduled  to  leave  within a  few  days.  

Thanks  to  everyone  who  contributed  in  the  short  time span  and,  after  this  most  encouraging  initial  action  -  the question  is   –  what  do  we  do  next?