Hertfordshire’s homeless receive Amazon support

A charity that supports young people facing homelessness in the Hertfordshire area has received a donation of £1,000 from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Hemel Hempstead.

Herts Young Homeless is an independent charity that has been working to tackle homelessness among 16-24 year olds in Hertfordshire since 1998. The charity offers mediation, education and prevention services, as well as emergency accommodation.

The money will go towards hyh’s Nightstop Herts service which provides emergency accommodation for a young person in the home of an approved volunteer. Nightstop Herts prevents young people from sleeping rough, ‘sofa surfing’ or staying in unsuitable accommodation where they could be at risk.

Speaking on the donation, Site Lead at Amazon Hemel Hempstead, David Tindal, said:

“Herts Young Homeless is a brilliant charity working to support young people in crisis and their families across Hertfordshire. It was great to find out more about the people the donation will be supporting and how the charity helps them. Our team is happy to support such a worthwhile cause.”

Alison Wildey, Community & Events Fundraiser at Herts Young Homeless added: “We’re very grateful to be nominated for this donation. It’s a fantastic amount of money which can provide up to 40 bed nights in Nightstop Herts so will make a difference to vulnerable young people in the local community who are facing homelessness.”

The donation forms part of the ‘Amazon in the Community’ programme whereby the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.

Photo L-R: Peter Bill, Ionut Sofian, Viorica Nicolae, Jenny McKenzie, Amazon Hemel Hempstead with Alison Wildey, Community & Events Fundraiser with Debbie Wood, Director of Business,  Herts Young Homeless

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