Massive Outpouring of Love (MOOL) Dumfries and Galloway Refugee Action is a charity organising the collection and delivery of supplies and human kindness to those in need at home and abroad. So far, they have helped locally, and in Calais, Lesvos, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Hungary and Jordan. They are organised via a Facebook group which lists items currently requested. They are also happy to hear from people willing to volunteer to help sort and parcel donations, shift, lift, make tea and bring cake. They also appreciate financial donations, you can donate directly to their Bank Account (80-22-60 14196360) or via PayPal. For further details visit their Facebook page.
The local interfaith group plans regular events and is always looking for interested people to come along and join in. Email Melinda Dolan at email@example.com for more information or to join the mailing list, or visit their page on the Interfaith Scotland website for recent news.
Dumfries and Galloway Multicultural Association is an organisation open to all members of ethnic, religious and cultural minority communities in the region as well as organisations and individuals keen to promote the aims of the Association.
Their main aims are to:
- support people from ethnic, religious and cultural minorities
- provide education and training for organisations about minority issues
- share information about activities and events across the region
- provide services including translation and interpretation
- establish a Multicultural Centre as a place to meet and celebrate the special events of our faith and communities
It’s there to help people to integrate into Scottish society and play their full part. It also works to prevent discrimination and to make everyone aware of the benefits of diverse cultures living together in South West Scotland.
News from Dumfries and Galloway
17 December 2015 dgwgo.com – item about the Council update report on progress with regard to Syrian resettlement
16 November 2015 ITV – news about D&G anticipating taking around 20 Syrian families
9 September 2015 Daily Record – story about more than 2,000 local people offering aid to refugees