Store overwhelmed by city’s generosity

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A Sheffield Oxfam shop has made an urgent appeal for volunteers to help them sort an influx of donations following the Nepal Earthquake.

The Fulwood Road store has been overwhelmed by public response to the natural disaster last month and needs extra hands to help with the sorting process.

Manager Adam Dilley said: “Although Oxfam doesn’t send clothes or bedding directly to our projects abroad, the money we can generate from shop sales is absolutely vital when responding to natural disasters such as the Nepal Earthquake.

“The tragedy sparked something in the people of Sheffield and we have a huge volume of donations in the store with the potential to raise a lot of money, but we are short of team members to help us sort through them.”

Oxfam was already working in Nepal when the earthquake struck, so they could respond immediately to the crisis and have already helped to provide safe drinking water to more than 54,000 people displaced by the disaster. However the task ahead is vast and donations are still critically needed to continue the charity’s work.

If you are interested in volunteering for Oxfam, contact the shop on 0114 266 4307.