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Budapest Church Weighs In To Minister To Migrants

Bishop David writes: The refugee and migrant crisis deepens as people continue to flee war-torn lands seeking safety and security in European lands. In recent days, the spotlight has been on Hungary where many refugees have arrived after travelling through Turkey, Greece, Macedonia and Serbia. The Revd Dr Frank Hegedus, the priest-in-charge of St Margaret's Anglican-Episcopal parish in Budapest, has written to his parishioners and friends of the parish, to indicate how St Margaret's community is doing its part to assist in the current crisis. In his communication Fr Frank writes of one of the members of St Margaret's who grows apples for a living, who is donating some of his harvest for distribution to the refugees. The parish will be collecting additional donations for distribution, pre-packaged food, and personal hygiene products and bottled water, particularly.

St Margaret's is collaborating with Migration Aid, a volunteer civil initiative which has been established to help refugees arriving in Hungary. Volunteers with this agency help in meeting refugees, giving them food, drink and information about their onward journey.

If you wish to make a donation to this work of Migration Aid in Hungary:  

Beneficiary name: Mikszáth Gyógyszertár az Egészségért Alapítvány  

Migration Aid Bank account number: 10918001-00000067-39140008  

Name of the bank: UniCredit Bank Hungary   1054 Budapest, Szabadság tér 5-6., Hungary  

IBAN: HU69 1091 8001 0000 0067 3914 0008   SWIFT: BACXHUHB

Frank Hegedus explains how people can help; Several of our friends across the world have asked how they might best help with our current refugee crisis in Budapest. If you live afar, a monetary donation is realistically the best way to help.

If you want your donation to go right to work right now, I suggest you make your donation to Migration Aid Budapest, a reputable charity doing excellent work.  Here are two links, which include bank transfer information...

https://www.facebook.com/migrationaidhungary

http://www.migrationaid.net/english/