Millboard has joined forces with global charity Rapid Relief Team to provide relief for the most vulnerable in society in the wake of COVID-19. The company has donated funds to the charity and has helped them to pack 1,000 boxes to be distributed to homeless people.
Last Wednesday, Millboard opened its doors to the Rapid Relief Team and hosted a food boxing initiative in a unit normally used for producing landscaping materials. Seven members of Millboard’s team; Harvey Douglass, Russell Porter, Bruce Bartlett, Stefan Holmes, Nathan Martin and Jordan Taylor spent the evening with the disaster relief group, packing boxes to be urgently distributed to homeless people affected by COVID-19. With streets emptier, those sleeping rough have been badly affected by the reduction in passer-by donations. It is hoped that the boxes will help to provide sustenance and sanitation throughout this difficult period.
The boxes contained Weetabix, cookies, crackers, tuna, baked beans, sweetcorn, corned beef, noodles, coffee, tea, sugar, milk, chocolate, breakfast bars, mints, water and hand soap.
Millboard’s crew and the Rapid Relief Team observed the strict rules of social distancing throughout the evening, wore protective clothing and used plenty of hand sanitiser to ensure the safety of the operation.
Volunteer Jordan Taylor said: “Millboard has long supported RRT for the amazing charitable work it does in the face of disasters and crises.The charity gives so much valuable support to the emergency services, homelessness causes and to vulnerable groups whenever needed, and this is a great example of its work. We are proud to help them at this time of extraordinary pressure on charitable bodies.’