Who we are
Since September 2015, the volunteers at Re-Act (Refugee Action Scotland) have been collecting and delivering emergency aid items to refugee crisis areas in Europe and beyond. Over 600 tonnes of aid has been sent to Calais, Syria, Greece, Turkey and Eastern Europe in convoys and shipping containers.
Shipping containers are not an efficient or sustainable means of delivering regular aid. They are expensive (up to £5,000 per shipment) and can take 4-6 weeks to arrive at their destination.
To solve this problem...
...we're getting our very own TRUCK!
This means we can bypass expensive delivery firms and respond to aid shortages in a much quicker, cheaper and more efficient way.
We could reach crisis areas in as little as 3-4 days and with more regularity and flexibility also.
We need your help to make this possible!
With your generosity, we hope to raise £25,000 in total to cover the cost of the truck (£18,954) plus tax, insurance and other running costs.
Any leftover money from our total will go towards the fuel costs of our trips.
For example, at today's prices (one way):
£40 = trip from Edinburgh -> English/Scottish Border;
£850 = trip from Edinburgh -> Calais;
£2500 = trip from Edinburgh -> Samos refugee camp, Greece.
£35 per cubic metre of donations to Calais.
Every donation, no matter the amount, is appreciated in helping us to achieve this target.