Storage box business joins flood relief effort

Online retailer PlasticBoxShop has joined the relief effort in the wake of devastating floods which hit parts of Cumbria this week.

Record-breaking rainfall levels caused damage to an estimated 5,000-plus homes and businesses in Cumbria and Lancashire, leaving their owners facing a huge clean-up and salvage operation in the run-up to Christmas.

In a bid to help, PlasticBoxShop sent a hundred of its 80-litre plastic storage boxes with lids to two emergency response centres in Kendal and Carlisle. From there they will be distributed to victims of the flooding, with priority given to the elderly and those in greatest need.

“When we saw TV coverage of the flooding our hearts went out to the people whose homes have been hit,” said Gary Lyons, founder of Northallerton-based PlasticBoxShop.

“We hope these boxes will help people salvage some of their treasured possessions and at least have somewhere to keep them safe and dry while they get themselves back on their feet.”

Hundreds of volunteers have been helping co-ordinate the relief effort in the worst-hit areas, with donations of food, clothing and other essential items sent from across the UK.

We’ve answered Help Glenridding’s call for plastic storage boxes and have just dispatched a truck load of Wham boxes up the M6 to The Ramblers Bar in Glenridding. We hope they help and we’re all think of you! Love Jesse McClure Storage Hunters & Plastic Box Shop x#SpiritofCumbria #HelpGlenridding

Posted by Plastic Box Shop on Friday, 11 December 2015

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