COVENTRY — A warehouse in Coventry has been transformed into a new state-of-the-art headquarters for an international Christian relief organisation whose projects include a large-scale disaster response in Ukraine and a well-known Christmas initiative for children in need called Operation Christmas Child.
Relocating from London, the humanitarian charity is moving their offices and operations to a new National Ministry Centre just outside of Coventry, named Crosspoint. The warehouse will be used both to store relief items for disasters, such as blankets and hygiene kits, and to process shoebox gifts donated through their Operations Christmas Child project.
“We have a fantastic opportunity to store supplies here in the Midlands in readiness for a disaster response, as well as having enough space to process shoebox gifts that are collected during our Christmas appeal,” shared Darren Tosh, Executive Director of Samaritan’s Purse UK. “We are excited to be joining a new community in the area and have many opportunities for local partnership, whether it is volunteering to process shoebox gifts, seeking a career in the charity sector, or partnering with churches on international mission projects.”
To celebrate the move, Samaritan’s Purse is hosting a free Open Day and Job Fair on Saturday 28th October, 10.30am – 3.30pm. The day will be packed with interactive activities, including a Virtual Reality experience with Operation Christmas Child, and a walkthrough of their Emergency Field Hospital. Special guests include Bishop Mike Royal. There will also be a chance to meet their recruitment team and explore local job opportunities.
For more information about the open day, check out their Facebook page https://fb.me/e/3WlFfVgGo or call on 020 8559 2044. The warehouse will also serve as a Drop-off Location for Coventry residents to donate gift-filled shoeboxes through until 21stNovember. To learn more about Operation Christmas Child and how you can volunteer in November and December, visit www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/occ.
About Samaritan’s Purse
Samaritan’s Purse has become one of the world’s largest international relief organisations with extensive programming across the globe, most recently in Ukraine, and now in the Middle East with the escalating conflict in Israel and Gaza. Operation Christmas Child is one of their most prominent projects and seeks to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 209 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 170 countries and territories.
- Interview with Darren Tosh, Executive Director of Samaritan’s Purse UK
- Interview with Nick Cole, Director of Operation Christmas Child
- Interview with Jonny Wilkinson, Disaster Response & Programme Coordinator
- Interview with Inna Liubota, a shoebox gift recipient from Ukraine.
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Source: Samaritan’s Purse International Relief, International Relief Charity Chooses Coventry As New Home