Well deserved write up for our Castlebar stalwart Moustapha
by Lúgh ó Braonáin
Our dear friend Moustapha Aboubi, from Castlebar, who has done Trojan work raising funds and collecting vital supplies for Human Appeal's work in Syria has a well-deserved terrific write up in the Mayo Advertiser this week describing the fantastic contribution made by the people of Mayo to our relief projects.
Picture from mayo Advertiser
Moustapha, who owns the Olive Tree restaurant in Castlebar is a familiar site around the West of Ireland as he goes about his work collecting money and vital supplies for our container shipments. One of these has recently arrived in Lebanon and is on its way to our new medical centre in Syria.
Moustapha accompanied one of our shipments where he gained first-hand experience of the critical aid distributions that are required there.
Quoted in the Mayo Advertiser, Moustapha recounts his experiences in the refugee camps he visited.
'They are overcrowded. One camp I visited is supposed to accommodate 5,000 people but there are now more than 35,000 people there....These were normal people with everyday lives before, but they lost everything when the war broke out...'
Thanks a million Moustapha and Castlebar from all here at Human Appeal!
Donations to Moustapha’s collections of medical aid and other aid such as blankets, clean clothing and shoes can be delivered to the Olive Tree in Castlebar. There’s also a requirement for cash donations to pay for the transport of the containers (€4000 each) so if you were able to make a donation by calling (01)2910006 we’d really appreciate it.
We also accept donations of clothes and supplies at our shop in Dublin and elsewhere around the country. We'll be putting up a full list of collection points on the site next week.