Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What does it mean to be a member of LSR?
Being a volunteer member of LSR means first
of all taking a positive step to
help men, women and children who have come to seek refuge in our region and who
find themselves in a situation of distress, without resources, without papers
and sometimes without housing.
It is then to act and participate, each according to his skills, his means and his free time.
What can we do?
The tasks are many and varied:
- Assisting and contributing to the collection and distribution of food.
- Material help, supply of clothes, tents, blankets and other items as identified for specific appeals.
- Legal and administrative assistance.
- Organisation of events, awareness campaigns on the situation of refugees.
- Collecting money in the form of donations, memberships or hosting fundraising events.
How does LSR determine what kind of help to provide?
LSR works in partnership with other organisations such as Cimade, which are in direct daily contact with migrants. Their organisations inform us of the needs of certain families in a very precarious situation or with specific needs and we respond to these needs.
How does LSR determine the level of LSR intervention?
LSR gives priority to refugees awaiting asylum status who do not receive the Asylum Seeker's Allowance (ADA) and are therefore destitute and in a very precarious situation.
How much of my donations go to support the LSR organisation and team?
All the LSR teams are volunteers and 100% of the monies raised go to support our work with refugees.
Beyond things like website hosting and PayPal charges we have hardly any other administration costs.