Each truck load is different but each as important as the last. For 25 years now Burren Chernobyl Project has been supporting vulnerable people in communities and institutions across Belarus. This most recent load of humanitarian aid was our 110th shipment of aid to Belarus. Back in the days of direct flights from Shannon to Belarus the path for the shipments was much more straight forward. Nowadays our containers take a slightly longer journey from Cork on to Rotterdam, then Klaipeda in Lithuania and finally to Dom Zara in Minsk.
Of course before it gets that far it begins it's journey spread across Ireland in all corners of the country. People and communities gather vast amounts of everything needed and bring it to Ennistymon where it is sorted and organised by Ray who often has help from CBS Ennistymon TY students.
Some of the aid on this truck included clothes for children and adults, bed clothes, child pampers and adult incontinence pads, furniture, doors, windows, microwaves, toys, medical aid, physio equipment, standing frames, mobility aids and wheelchairs. American Airlines donated thousands of blankets, sheets and pillows that have been shipped out in the last few trucks. All welcomed with open arms by the asylums and communities.
We are not in a position to receive any aid at all until further notice as we need to sort through what we have and need the limited space available to do that. We understand everyone's will to be helpful but for now we would greatly appreciate if this request was heard by all. Please pass this on to anyone who isn't online or who you know may be considering a trip to Clare. It's an amazing situation to be in but we really need your compliance and understanding. We'll announce when the situation has changed and we have the capacity to accept aid again.
Sincere thanks to all for your continued support!
Go riabh míle maith agaibh!
большое спасибо вам!