By Kali Lindsay
12:00, 19 MAR 2020
The East Durham Trust is appealing for volunteers to help and asking for food donation.
It is one of the most deprived areas in the UK, with families struggling to survive on a day-to-day basis.
Now, East Durham Trust has launched an emergency response to the coronavirus crisis to help the most vulnerable people living in Easington.
The trust already operates a number of services such as a food bank and a telephone helpline for vulnerable people in the former coal mining community that has some of the worst levels of ill health and poverty in Europe.
EDT managing director Malcolm Fallow said: “We have to act quickly to get people and supplies in place.
“The aim is to support the emergency response with community mobilisation on a scale we have rarely seen.
East Durham Trust
T: 0191 5693511