Aid relief for Galloway from Al-Imdaad

Al  Imdaad volunteers unload blankets in Newton Stewart'Photo by ITV Border
Al Imdaad volunteers unload blankets in Newton Stewart'Photo by ITV Border

Aid relief workers from the Al-Imdaad Foundation have been playing a major part in the restoration of communities hit by the flooding across the country.

On Hogmanay, eight team members were in Newton Stewart and Castle Douglas, handing out food, blankets and helping to build more flood barriers.

Residents who meet and thanked the volunteers were told they had travelled from Blackburn to help out.

The emergency response unit is a relief organisation and wherever disaster strikes, the volunteers are on hand to give support, supplies and to help rebuild flood-struck communities.

Newton Stewart business man David Inglis, who had his Victoria Street home decor shop flooded last Wednesday, said: “I met these lads, and that’s what they are, just lads, going out of their way to lend a helping hand to others who needed it, just like many of our community did last week. It was a pleasure to meet them.”

Abdul Mulla, country director of the Al-Imdaad Foundation commented: “It’s important that we make a difference in our own country. This is our country, you are our neighbours and we will continuously support all those that have been affected by the floods. So as long as the need is required, we will be here to support our people.”