It makes me think of the Red Cross delivering aid to Jersey when the Jersey people were close to starving during occupation. There are still people here who remember it. I will be having a Bean Crock supper with an elderly Aunty next week, I am going to ask her about how she coped. I am making the Crock and taking it, hopefully she will ask family and friends.
I hope the rebels are safely transported to their own camp in Idlib. Then hopefully proper negotiations can take place. Everyone must have grieviences.
I am am so sorry that as general public we never knew what was really happening. Who was it that said ‘the first casualty of war is the truth’? I will look it up later.
In the meantime, I wonder where to send donations for clothing and household things. It will be possible to send money to the Red Crescent, or Red Cross, but getting people re-homed, and proper clothing and shoes and everyday things to help get through a new displacement will be difficult.
We send Shoe Boxes with little things to Romania. Soap, toothbrushes, pens and paper for the children. Just little things, but at least other people know they are being thought of. I put a quilted jacket to the collection last week. Not anything special but it’s warm. I bought it for the garden, and found it in the attic unworn, so I thought someone else needs this.
There are plenty of clothes in our charity shops here, and pots and pans, plates, all sorts of used but very serviceable things. I think it would be easier say to give £20 to the charity shop and get them to send this stuff. It just needs transport.
Jersey has a heart of giving, because we were occupied and starving only seventy three years ago.