Re-Act on the move to 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 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: ‘When we moved in we needed shelves put up so we could sort donations and make up packs.’
A Lochaber businessman donated the time of two of his joiners to make the shelves and Jewsons, Fort William, gave the charity the materials.
‘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.
Brian MacInnes of Jewsons visited the React 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 and gave him some bags to pack.