Every day, news sources are saturated with images of people trying to get into the EU as the immigration crisis worsens.
We all agree it’s a terrible situation but now, a group of people from The Avondhu area have set up Operation Mayday as a way to raise awareness in the community about the crisis.
Established by Ballindangan farmer William Blackburne as a result of a chat he had with his friend Donal Clancy, Operation Mayday sets out to create awareness about immigrants and to foster a culture of acceptance and understanding among people.
“Understanding is a big part of what we are trying to achieve,” William said.
“We have a very strong local committee and we want people to get involved,” he added.
As part of the campaign to create awareness, Operation Mayday are running a school awareness competition.
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