For the past 20 years, Jacob’s Well has struggled for space in its warehouse. Pallets of medical supplies crowded into the same space volunteers are hard at work sorting.
Jacob’s Well now has a much bigger capacity. As a result, the charity needs more people to help sort goods ready for shipping or selling.
CEO of Jacob’s Well, explained more, he said;
“This will make a massive difference to our operations. Previously, volunteers had to work throughout the winter in a warehouse with absolutely no heating.”
“Temperatures have often fallen below zero. Given that many of our volunteers are pensioners. It has neither been pleasant nor safe with forklift trucks zipping around close by to them.”
“In addition to the Screwfix grant, we have also been given a large amount of used pallet racking. This was donated to us by Hull-based firm Smith and Nephews, enough to fit out the whole warehouse.”
Jacob’s Well warehouse expansion creates more volunteering opportunities
“All of this has increased our capacity to send more aid overseas. So we are now appealing for more volunteers to come and work in our purpose-built sorting area.”
Jacob’s Well says volunteering with them does make a real difference. By volunteering lives of people in countries like Syria, Africa and the Philippines are improved.
Volunteers help packing gift boxes for children, sorting through clothes and other items that are donated to the charity. These aid packages are then sent to help some of the worlds poorest people.
Jacob’s Well can be contacted by calling their office on 01482 881162. You can also make contact with Jacob’s Well through their website.