Meet a Tafelaar: Carmen A. Ortiz Guillen
“Over the last year, I’ve been volunteering at the ‘jungle’ refugee camp in Calais, the biggest informal settlement in Europe. There, I’ve contributed to Calais Kitchens, a network of volunteer-run kitchens that sort out and distribute food donations to the camp. Their mission is to make sure as many people as possible get a hot meal every day. Without this initiative, most refugees simply wouldn’t have anything to eat. In addition to providing food, the initiative also empowers refugees by enabling them to cook for themselves. Unfortunately, the local government keeps demolishing large sections of the camp, including the kitchens and community areas we have worked so hard to create. It’s at these times that we need help more than ever!”
How can the community help you?
“At the moment, we’re experiencing a dip in donations. Therefore, we’re looking for tips and advice on how to maintain support and enthusiasm. In addition, we’re always on the lookout for long-term volunteers and people who would like to help us spread the word about the initiative.”
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“The refugee crisis."
Gecreëerd door: Nadine Maarhuis