Can You Help?

We are currently helping a Syrian mum whose flat was gutted by fire over weekend. There are many things we need fast, including some furniture, maybe volunteers to help paint, redecorate etc
It's a mum of 4 children. No dad. Fire started on Friday night and the oldest girl thankfully was still awake and alerted others. Once they vacated the flat it spread very fast due to sofa and curtains catching fire.
The whole living area is scorched, all her sofas destroyed and some tables, carpet etc. Thankfully bedrooms ok and bathroom but every room is blackened.
What we need is: furniture in particular a washing machine. She was doing all her washing by hand for weeks before because she was saving up to buy one. If we can get a kind person to bring and fit it for her this would be amazing. She can't arrange transport or fitting.
We have a lot of soiled clothes and curtains to do.
Volunteer painters? To help redcorate probably over next week or 2
Furniture including sofas. Coffee table. Curtains.
If you can help in any way please contact leighmary2@yahoo.com

INTRODUCING

Working for the poor and disadvantaged of all races and faiths

Paphos Life have decided to make Caritas our charity of the year for 2018. Having read about their efforts to help refugees in the recent press, we have decided to do our bit to help by publicising the projects they are involved in, and showing how you can help. This page will be updated through the course of the year, to become a mini magazine. Consider this Issue One, where we say hello to Caritas. The banner you clicked to get to this page will change when Issue Two is available.

There are many ways you can help. Non-perishable food can be put in the trolley in the Hospice Shop during the week, or in the Church at Sat/Sun Masses. You can donate money to one of the priests. You can also sign up as a regular contributor to Caritas for €10 a year. We have standing order forms etc. available.

CURRENT PROJECTS

  • Feed the hungry here in Paphos
  • Advice service for migrants
  • Visitors for housebound, etc.
  • Shelter for the desperate
  • Coffee mornings to raise funds for gas bottles for the winter.
  • Collect Christmas gifts for needy children.

Perhaps you can give your time? Even a little can help. You could be an advisor. Do you have knowledge of regulations concerning migrant workers, asylum seekers, or are you interested to learn? We also need translators for a range of languages. Or be a visitor or 'Gofer' from time to time? Perhaps you could offer transport or hold a coffee morning?

THE GALLERY

One of the activities the children do at the centre is art. We couldn't finish without showing you some of their work.

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Please bookmark this page, as there will be updates throughout the year.
Thank you for reading.

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