Kerry people are being asked to donate clothes, blankets and other badly-needed items to help migrants who’re stranded in camps in various parts of Europe.
A couple from Rathmore are heading to a refugee camp in Greece in three week’s time, and hope to bring a van full of essential items, badly needed by the asylum seekers. Among the items required are clothes, shoes, sleeping bags, toiletries, tinned food and tents. A number of venues around Kerry have been set up as collection points for donations, including the Tralee International Resource Centre at Boherbee and the Kerry Islamic Outreach Centre. Details of how Kerry people can donate are available on the Facebook Page, ‘Help for Humans Ireland’. Maria McCarthy from Tralee, one of the organisers of the collections, says the plight of the migrants has really touched people in Kerry: