By Aurelien Delavaud
It was during an immersion with the staff and volunteers of the ADMR, the personal assistance service, that the idea came to him. How, on her scale, could Katiana Levavasseur (National Rally) come to their aid? The deputy for the second constituency of Eure found the answer when she heard about Operation Sakado, which collects comfort, clothing and even hygiene kits each year to distribute them to those who live on the streets. “It’s a cause that touches me, because I know someone who lives on the street. I said to myself that with my status, I could not sit idly by and I immediately said that I could use my permanence to collect donations, ”recounts the elected representative of Neubourg.
Objective 50 bags
By the end of the year, she therefore hopes to mobilize around her to collect as much food as possible, starting “with hygiene kits and warm clothes, because we are going to return in winter” . With her collaborators, the deputy did indeed ask local supermarkets, but she did not get a response. “That’s why I’m asking individuals. We all have scarves lying around in our wardrobes, or a hat. »
If she admits that this initiative is not a lasting response to the problem of people forced to live on the street, Katiana Levavasseur tempers. “They should be placed in centers where they could receive help, but I know that some do not want to go to shelters and prefer to stay outside. »
To help them, the MP hopes to constitute “about fifty bags” by the end of the collection, on December 31. “If everyone gives something, even a backpack, it can go quickly,” she concludes.
Donations can be dropped off at Katiana Levavasseur’s office, at 13 bis, rue Octave-Bonnel, Le Neubourg. Open Monday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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