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Charity in new home SOS

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By Euan Maxwell
Dumfries and West
Charity in new home SOS
ON THE MOVE . . . volunteers of MOOL need to find a new home for the charity by August

A DUMFRIES-based charity which supports refugees in the region has made an urgent appeal for new premises.

Since 2015, Massive Outpouring of Love (MOOL) has been a helping hand for displaced people living locally and has also shipped clothes, blankets and supplies to refugee camps around the world.

However, in August staff and volunteers will need to vacate the premises on Marchmount Drive, which is predominantly used for storing and processing donations.

And they have asked anyone who is letting-out a space suitable for this – which also has a small office area and access for “occasional visits from lorries” – to get in touch.

In addition, the premises must be accessible for the disabled and be sited within the Dumfries area.

Furthermore, MOOL has said due to relying entirely on public donations, they would only be able to meet “moderate rental costs”.

David Formstone, chair of MOOL, commented: “The issue of refugees has largely gone out of the news due to Brexit and the pandemic. However, many thousands of refugees continue to camp in appalling conditions for months or years. MOOL has always benefited from the amazing generosity of the people in this region. But in order to carry on our work we now need to find a home for ourselves.”

The charity is keen to hear from any person or organisation who might be able to offer sole or shared use of a building – or knows someone who could. Please contact MOOL directly via email at [email protected] or by phoning 0750 4859038.

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