Alabare Emergency Appeal
As you know, Alabaré are working with very vulnerable people. The homeless people they support are extremely vulnerable to Coronavirus; 75% of their homeless clients have underlying health issues and many have no one else to turn to.
Dedicated teams are on the front line working around the clock to keep their clients safe. They are getting rough sleepers into homes where they can support them if they fall ill, and helping vulnerable and scared people to self-isolate, making sure they have a safe home, food and medication in this time of urgent need.
'Rough sleepers do not have access to the soap and water we are all using to help protect ourselves. They do not have the means to self-isolate. The vast majority are more susceptible to illness and many have complex underlying health problems. If the virus does spread, homeless people could be amongst the first to die.'
Sue, Alabaré Homeless Service Manager
Coronavirus is already putting huge strains on Alabaré financially. The charity's services are facing unprecedented challenges and are putting emergency procedures into place. Our fund-raising events over the next 6 months have all had to be postponed and we are facing an immediate loss of at least £100,000 at a time when we desperately need that money to help save lives. If they are unable to raise this money quickly, this virus threatens their charity's survival.
Please can we pray for the managers, staff and clients?
They have received some donations in the last few days from churches, which they are so grateful for in these incredibly difficult times. However, they urgently need more help financially in order to meet the huge challenges they
You can access the online appeal through our website (link below), or by cheque to ‘Alabaré Christian Care & Support’ ..
Please contact Helen Inglis Church Engagement Officer [email protected] if you want their bank details for a direct transfer.
The Alabaré Christian Community is a lay community established in 1984 as a Charitable Trust. The purpose of the Community is to encourage Christians of differing denominations to work and pray together in order to give witness to their faith in Jesus Christ and make a greater impact on society.
Alabaré is Spanish for ‘I will praise’.
In 2004 the Community established an Association of Lay Faithful in Canon Law within the Roman Catholic Church under the authority of the Bishop of Clifton. This fellowship serves the local Catholic Church in many ways, especially in supporting catechetical programmes. The Community and Fellowship welcome newcomers. For further information, please contact Deacon John Proctor on 07802 631968 or email [email protected]
In 1991 the Community established Alabaré Christian Care and Support, a charitable company to care for the vulnerable and marginalised. We work with the homeless, young people leaving care, adults with learning difficulties, people with enduring mental health issues and homeless veterans. We operate across the South, South West England and throughout Wales offering both residential and day care services. We run a garden centre, charity shops and training centres and are always looking for new volunteers to help. Most of these activities operate within the Salisbury area.
Further information can be found at www.alabare.co.uk