Whilst we in South Leeds were luckily spared the worst of the recent flooding, and anyone driving down Kirkstall Road will no doubt wonder at how ‘normal’ it already looks by now in comparison with the footage we saw on the TV, many people may be unaware that the need for assistance is still very much present.
An HQ, base, volunteer meet up and drop-in centre has been set up at Open Source Arts, Aire Place Mills, 143 Kirkstall Road (opposite ITV, between Kwik Fit and the Shell garage) and is open 10am-5.30pm Monday-Saturday. Anyone wishing to volunteer or help can just go down and offer their services.
The project currently needs as a priority:
- Substantial work gloves
- Decent overalls
- Hosepipe + fixings
- Pressure washers
- Sledge hammers
- Crow bars
- Strong builders tubs
and of course VOLUNTEERS – both labour and admin – are very much needed.
or by contacting:
Phil Ladybird Marken – 07508 543473
Stephanie Upsall – 07988 850107
Lucy Meredith – 07989 503814
Anyone who volunteers your time in any way to help with the Kirkstall Flood Cleanup will also be eligible to gain a Time Credit with the Leeds Community TimeBank for each hour spent vounteering.
This post was written by Niki Woods using our Create an article for South Leeds Life page.