South of Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine visited the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Friday to offer her support to Dumfries and Galloway Refugee Action group – and ended up helping to pack the van.
After an appeal for donations was launched by Moxie DePaulitte two weeks ago, locals have donated in their thousands, and the church and other collection hubs have been jam-packed.
Commenting Ms McAlpine said:
“The effort of Moxie and her team to get this off the ground has been fantastic, and the generosity of local people has been overwhelming.
“This goes to show that local action really can make a big difference to an international problem.
“Our office on the High Street has been one of the hubs and it’s almost full to the brim!”
Moxie DePaulitte said:
“Massive thanks to Joan McAlpine for her van packing skills and her generous donation.”
The group are now appealing for cash donations via PayPal at the address firstname.lastname@example.org
Picture: Joan with Moxie DePaulitte, Tabitha Mudaliar and other volunteers at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.