Re-Act Lochaber sets up shop in Caol
RE-ACT Refugee Action, Lochaber and Argyll has moved into new premises in Glenloy Street, Caol.
The not-for-profit humanitarian aid project provides vital support to displaced people all over Europe.
In the last three years, the group has filled three 7.5 tonne lorries with aid which has been distributed to camps in Greece, Calais, Lebanon and Syria.
Lorraine Wheelan told the Lochaber Times: ‘We needed shelves so we could sort donations.’
A Lochaber businessman donated the time of two of his joiners to make the shelves and Jewsons, Fort William, gave the charity the materials it needed.
‘Re-Act thanks Brian MacInnes at Jewsons and the local businessman who wishes to remain anonymous. We could not have done this without you,’ said Lorraine. Re-Act Lochaber has grown to encompass south Lochaber and Argyll, with drop- off points in Kinlochleven, Ballachulish, Duror, Appin and Oban.
The group is also looking for a storage unit. Anyone who can help should contact Lorraine 07470 219328.
The Write Image. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, Brian MacInnes of Jewsons visited the Re-Act base in Caol to see how his donation of wood for shelving had been used. Lorraine Wheelen, centre, Sandra Smith, left, and Gay Anderson thanked him for his help.