“We do not all experience the same confinement”: Blanche Gardin’s call for donations for the Abbé Pierre Foundation

“We do not all experience the same confinement”: Blanche Gardin’s call for donations for the Abbé Pierre Foundation

The comedian and actress Blanche Gardin relayed a call for donations made by the Abbé Pierre Foundation for the constitution of an emergency solidarity fund for homeless people.

The comedian and actress Blanche Gardin relayed a call for donations made by the Abbé Pierre Foundation for the constitution of an emergency solidarity fund for homeless people.

In the midst of the coronavirus epidemic, homeless people are among the most affected. “We can imagine that the containment measures for people who do not have a home in which to confine themselves is very complicated.“, Launches Blanche Gardin. It also insists on people living in unworthy or unsanitary habitats. Another problem highlighted by Blanche Gardin: many families relied on school canteens so that their children were fed a hot meal, at least at noon. School canteens being closed, many people in France are facing a food breakdown. “So there is a food emergency, there is also a health emergency obviously, because there are many of these people who do not have access to water.“, Warns the actress.

Concrete measures

The funds collected will be used to increase the places of sheltering in addition to the 5,500 places released by the government. The donations will also make it possible to provide access to food for these people, in particular through service tickets, food tickets which will be distributed. Added to this is the distribution of hygiene kits or access to water to be able to wash. “It will be necessary to strengthen the marauding teams throughout the territory so that these people stop being left to their own devices in a context like this one.“, Specifies Blanche Gardin. “Sending donations is good because it is concrete. And another world is possible, yes“, Concludes the comedian.