In September 2023, we at Wave served 1772 hot meals, welcomed 23 new arrivals, distributed 161 clothing items, 6 sleeping bags and 583 hygiene items, ran 207 showers, charged 248 phones and powerbanks, and washed 119 loads of laundry. In the past month, we supported 25 people detained in Pre-Removal Detention Centres with clothing, hygiene items and coffee.
FIREFLY HOPE PROJECT & MENSCHLICHKEIT ULM DISTRIBUTION
This month, we had the pleasure of hosting the Firefly Hope Project once again, this time in collaboration with Menschlichkeit Ulm. We’re always excited about teaming up with new organisations and introducing them to our project! They generously distributed essential items to everyone at the centre – from backpacks and shoes, which are consistently in high demand, to T-shirts, hygiene products, biscuits, and fresh fruit! Considering our low stock of backpacks and shoes, the donation was timely and appreciated by our community. Huge thanks to the Firefly Hope Project and Menschlichkeit Ulm for their ongoing support!
MOROCCO AND LIBYA CLIMATE DISASTERS
Central Morocco experienced a devastating earthquake this month, claiming 2,000 lives. Simultaneously Storm Daniel struck Libya, causing floods that took over 6,000 lives. Our community has strong ties to Morocco and Libya, with many who have visited our centre or worked with us from these regions. Our thoughts are with the affected communities and we stand in solidarity with those grappling with the aftermath of these disasters and hope they receive full support in recovery.
AUF WIEDERSEHEN MAX
This month we sadly said goodbye to Max, a dear member of our project for a long time. Thank you so much for always raising the bar with your creative cooking, your professionalism and your lovely presence around the centre. You are sadly missed at Wave and still frequently talked about! We wish you all the best back in Germany and are patiently waiting for you to visit us soon!