Humanitarian aid consignment arrives in Belarus

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Humanitarian aid consignment arrives in Belarus

This morning, over twelve tonnes of humanitarian aid ended its week-long, 1400-mile journey to Minsk, Belarus, where it will be distributed to our partner communities. Our volunteer team in Minsk began the lengthy task of unloading the sacks, boxes, desks, chairs, tables and an array of other items into the warehouse.

The journey, which began last Thursday, marks the culmination of over six months’ work by our UK team of volunteers who collect, sort and pack the aid ready for dispatch to Belarus. But for the Belarusian team, this is just the beginning.

As well as clothes, shoes and blankets for individuals, the consignment included a large amount of furniture, stationery and resources for community centres, facilitating a range of projects and a vibrant community life. Communities are also responsible for distributing aid to those among them who need it most. Giving collective responsibility for this important undertaking, encourages participation in community life, promotes responsible and transparent leadership, and enables people to take ownership of this aspect of their lives. In this way, meeting an immediate material need does not develop into dependence, but rather promotes community growth, paving the way for a self-sufficient future.

But for now, the project continues. If you have any good-quality clothes, shoes, simple childrens’ books, toys or Judaica you no longer need, they could form part of our next consignment. Please contact us at office@thetogetherplan.com or on 0203 375 0656 to arrange a donation.

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