GRAB a voucher for covid help

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Lorn and Oban Reuse Initiative (LORI) is doing its bit to help families and individuals affected by the Covid crisis.

Households in and around Oban looking for essential items of furniture like tables, chairs, sofas and beds but struggling to make ends meet can now receive up to 30 per cent discount on goods bought from LORI.

The charity, which diverts more than 70 tonnes of furniture and household goods from landfill annually, has received grant support from the Foundation Scotland Response, Recovery and Resilience (RRR) Fund administered through Argyll and Bute Third Sector Interface.

The funds will be matched by LORI’s to maximise the number of people who can be supported under the scheme.

GRAB Trust General Manager Graham Love said: ‘The RRR Fund will help LORI support families and individuals at point of need. Vouchers are obtained at LORI and staff are on-hand to help. Covid 19 is having an impact on local employment, particularly in the hospitality, retail and service sectors. The new voucher scheme is designed to help support anyone needing a bit of extra help to get by in the Covid crisis.’

Situated at the civic amenity site south of Oban at Moleigh, LORI is accredited by Zero Waste Scotland and is one of a network of more than 130 reuse centres across Scotland offering quality reuse goods.