first_imgTim Jackson from Ballybofey with workers who will build 35 new homes thanks to Donegal people.OFFICIAL GOOD NEWS STORY: Donegal people have literally given the clothes off their backs to build 35 new homes for people in war-torn Africa.That’s the number of homes for refugees which will now be built in the Central African Republic after the charity Homes From Donegal raised €25,000 in their county-wide clothing collection in February. More than a staggering 23 tonnes of clothes was collected by the charity at 55 locations around the county.The poster says it all!Tim Jackson, founder of the charity, thanked all those around Donegal who had contributed to the collection.He said “We can now put 35 more refugee families back under a roof in Africa because of the great response. It only costs €700 per house, so a collection like this will make a massive difference to hundreds of people who have been living in squalor since the war began two years ago.”Homes From Donegal was founded after Jackson visited the Central African Republic, working in camps with refugees who had been driven from their homes by militia groups. The country itself is among the ten poorest in the world, with an average life-expectancy of only 50 years.He described the war as one of the most brutal, ongoing conflicts in the world, with innocent people being murdered in their thousands by machete-wielding rebels.The charity had previously built 9 houses, bringing the current total to 44.Along with the many volunteers who gave so generously of their time, Tim also thanked the many parishes and businesses who made their premises and vehicles available.He also thanked Glenside Business Park, JMP Furniture, Charles Bonner & Co., Kelly’s Bottling Store, Patton Foods, McBrides Joinery, Charlie Doherty Potatoes, Foy & Co., Sign Worx, Tara Hotel, and Aura Leisure Centre.DONEGAL CLOTHES APPEAL BUILDS AN AMAZING 35 NEW HOMES FOR REFUGEES was last modified: March 31st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buildcharityclothes appealHomes of DonegalJim Jacksonlast_img read more