Star Etheridge, the UKIP Disability’s spokesman, is circulating the email below. UKIP Daily has offered to reproduce it to further spread the word.
The local and national news is showing the damage and serious nature of the floods, here in our West Midlands region and beyond.
I hope those of you receiving this are all ok and aren’t waist deep in water.
I believe we should try to get UKIP teams together to help get sandbags done and to get clean water, cereal & milk to people.
At the very least people need safe drinking water. We must get our UKIP troops mobilised to help those in need close by to your home, wherever you are.
There may also be some who need help due to age or health problems. I believe that those of us who can help, must do what we can for the people in our locality.
First and foremost, clean water will be required. This can be bought cheaply from the supermarkets – own brand is usually cheaper. Ditto with milk, or milk powder & cereal.
Some people may need medicines collecting, baby food and nappies, blankets, candles etc.
Sand can be got from builders merchants; maybe we have contacts to help with such things.
Please let me know who is doing what and where in the West Midlands. I will then be able to try to be some sort of coordinator. Email me at email@example.com
Got to do our bit, our Country really does need us now!
Mrs Star Etheridge, UKIP Disability Spokesman
With some areas affected by the flooding being described as a ‘war zone’, there’s little doubt that ongoing help with flood relief efforts is needed.
You can donate financially to those affected in Somerset here.
If you want to donate feed or bedding for livestock evacuated from the Somerset levels, you can do so through Sedgemoor Auction Centre, at J24 of the M5. Please call 01278 410 278 first to arrange a delivery time.
If you can volunteer some time, the Flood Volunteers website can put you in touch with areas in need of assistance.
For those in the Thames Valley, a Facebook Group has been set up to help organise volunteers and assistance.
Eagle Radio is listing other Facebook groups, details of councils in Surrey who are providing sandbags, and fundraising pages for those in affected in Surrey.
If you are aware of any other groups or organisations online, please let us know in the comments or by email (Donna@ukipdaily.com) and we’ll add them to this list.