SOLIHULL mormons have joined forces to make and donate hygiene kits to refugee camps in France.
Women and young people from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Solihull worked tirelessly to produce more than 500 hygiene kits for people who have been displaced from their homes by violence and conflict.
The kind-hearted Silhillians grouped together basic items – including toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, facecloths and plasters – before they were taken directly to refugee camps in Calais and Dunkirk by the organisation Real Love.
Church-goer and Solihull resident who galvanised fellow workshippers into making the kits, Kathryn Barker, said: “As we made up the hygiene packs we included a note of hope to those people in Europe who are fleeing war and oppression.
“We are aware that the hygiene packs are the tiniest of practical gestures in the face of desperate hardship, but we also wanted to offer love and hope.
“We wanted to let them know that they are cared about.
“We continue to pray for all refugees across the world that they find strength and peace to carry on and find safety and freedom from suffering.”
There were even enough hygiene kits left over from the Church’s efforts to donate 150 kits to the Red Cross in Birmingham, which donated them among refugee and asylum seeker families who have arrived in the city.