Equipment including forklifts, vehicles, bikes and tents has been sent from the Red Cross depot at Warmley to help those desperately in need in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
Volunteers and staff worked from 5.15am on Tuesday to load a heavy haulage articulated lorry with aid for the devastated islands in the Philippines.
Typhoon Haiyan, which was 300 miles wide and one of the most powerful storms ever recorded on land, has left thousands of casualties in its wake.
More than 3,600 people are known to have been killed and the UN estimates that a staggering 11 million people have been affected.
Warmley warehouse manager John Cunningham opened the building before dawn in order that the emergency logistical equipment could be loaded and flown from Stansted Airport to the Philippines on Thursday.
The Red Cross is a member charity of the UK’s Disasters Emergency Committee which has so far received donations of more than £33m from the public.
You can donate by going online to http://www.dec.org.uk/ or by calling 0370 60 60 900. Alternatively send a cheque, postal orders and CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) voucher made payable to DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal, PO Box 999, London EC3A 3AA.
Meanwhile, members of the Lions Club of Keynsham were collecting on the streets for the disaster relief appeal this weekend.
Lions’ spokesman Alan Hale told The Week In: “As a club we always pride ourselves with getting out on to the streets as soon as we can to allow the local community to express their support for their fellow man.
”The community is always extremely generous and they will know and I can confirm that every penny that we collect will be used to support the disaster fund.”
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