Continuing its support for local community projects, DNA delivered a huge donation of toiletries to a centre for the homeless and disadvantaged just in time for Christmas.
The Gatwick-based logistics specialist provided the valuable help to Crawley Open House, which as well as providing a 24-bed hostel, runs a day centre and has a number of support teams helping people in need.
Crawley Open House’s fundraising and relationships manager Ian Wilkins said: “Thank you to DNA for the huge donation. We were really grateful to receive the big donation of toiletries just before Christmas – thank you so much DNA for thinking of us and our work in this way.
“They will be well used in the hostel and in the care packs and food parcels we distribute. It is especially welcome as so many of our usual supporters and donors are still unable to help as they used to due to this wretched pandemic, whilst the demand for our accommodation, care, food and services remains as high or higher than ever.”
The centre had a particularly busy Christmas and New Year, dealing with a full hostel and helping to support up to 100 people who were temporarily accommodated in Crawley by local councils. They also had a number of staff off work because of coronavirus.
Ian added: “We can only continue to do what we do because of generous and thoughtful people like everyone at DNA.”
Tony Bunn, group managing director at DNA, said the firm, which is a member of the leading express distribution network Palletforce, is committed to doing as much community work as possible and is proud of its role in supporting many local groups and clubs.
Tony said: “This has been a difficult time for everyone and it is crucial that we all do what we can to help organisation that are supporting the most vulnerable groups in our society.
“Everyone at DNA is delighted that our donation has been put to good use and we are all just pleased that we can do something to help.
“Crawley Open House is one of a number of fantastic local organisations which have been heroes of the pandemic and we hope our support can go some way to helping them continue their excellent and important work.”