COVID19: RoAF Response

Corona Virus: Changes to RoAF Activities
NEWS UPDATE JULY 2021

Following a satisfactory delivery to Romania and the lifting of many COVID restrictions in the UK the Horley team has been able to resume our Friday afternoon sessions at Horley Baptist Church. Some precautions may still apply, at least for the immediate future, including the number of people that can meet in the church building.
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We are aware that many people have been stock-piling goods but we still need ask that you don't swamp us out with an abundance of good things immediately. Please see the comments below about revisions to the list of acceptable items.
We will be able to answer any questions regarding suitability of your donation, on the door on Friday afternoons.
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The warehouse at Billingshurst will be open on Saturday mornings as previously, including during August. The following changes to the list of acceptable items also applies to deliveries direct to the warehouse.

NO bric-a-brac.

No Electrical items including T.V. and desk top computers.

NO Furniture at Horley
(see below)

NO Children’s car seats or Booster seats.

YES, We will continue to take clothing, bedding and household fabrics, kitchen utensils, toys and laptop computers, at Horley on Fridays.

YES, A limited number of bicycles, cots, beds, tables, dining chairs and mattresses, can be accepted on Saturday mornings AT BILLINGSHURST - please confirm before delivery.

KNITTERS: Thank you once again for all you are doing and a special thanks to all those who are knitting items for us. Keep it up nothing goes to waste every item gets to be worn in Dorohoi.

During the coming months we expect to gradually lift some of these restrictions that are in place only to comply with Romanian customs requests. Thank you for your interest and support, and your patience as we work through these changes following Brexit and Covid.

 

RoAF will continue to support our partners in Romania in their efforts to help those in need there. Asociatia Neemia’s activities are largely funded through the sales from its shop but this is dependent upon the supply of suitable items from RoAF. Without the lorries during the past six months it has been necessary to limit the extent of the help offered by our team in Romania; hopefully we can now start to return to normal service. We appreciate that many of our supporters will have had their own financial constraints and we accept that some may have had to reconsider their giving to RoAF. Please do not feel embarrassed about this.

Remember that RoAF is essentially a faith-based organisation that relies on prayer. Prayer is our connection with God’s ultimate power source and, without prayer support, our activities would achieve nothing of lasting value. We invite you to continue to pray about all aspects of the current situation, including your personal circumstances and those who are working to resolve the crisis and to mitigate its after-effects.


Published, 24 Mar 2020: Page updated, 19 Jul 2021