Badeloch wants to help refugees and she has organized donations for Sandholm. She brings her children with her to the asylum center, so they can see why refugees need help.
The last couple of months many Danish people has warmly welcomed refugees by donating clothes, blanket, food, diapers and so on. One of them is Badeloch, who is born in the Netherland, but has lived in Denmark for 15 years.
Badeloch called Red Cross and asked what kind of things refugees need. Red Cross told her winter clothes, shoes and toys. Then she collected a lot of stuff from people who live in her neighbourhood in Humlebæk and brought to Sandholm.
She accepted to be interviewed and came to my house with her three children.
We shouldn’t ignore them
Their faces were full of smile, and they came very kind and polite. Her children asked about asylum and were very interested. Badeloch wants her children to see how she is standing up to help peoples: “My children don’t know why refugees need help. That is why I bring them with me to let them know,” Badeloch said.
She is an examples of good a person. I’m also proud of her strong and powerful message. Several times she says, that “We have to share the refugee problem. We shouldn’t ignore them. I try to imagine myself in the situation as a refuge. Then I can feel the pain.”
Badeloch thinks that every European have a responsibility to help, and that we have to find a way, where refugees can reach Europe safely instead of on dangerous journeys.
When did you start to help refugees?
“Long time ago, when we were in Netherland, there was a war between Ethiopia and Eritrea and many people came from both countries. Also the war in Bosnia. Since that time I have been helping refugees.”
How do you help?
“Different ways. For example with clothes, food, money and other things. I donate money to Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders and Save the Children. On Facebook we also follow Refugees Welcome and gave milk, pampers, clothes and money.”
Do you know other people, who want help like you?
“Yes, but some people don’t know where or how to help. And some people even don’t know about refugees. So information is very important.”
Did you meet any asylum seekers when you came to Sandholm with the donations?
“Yes, I gave toys for the kids in youth club. They were happy and it makes me wanna help more.”
Do you want say something about refugees?
“Well, I’m always angry when I see people losing their life on the journey. No one is running from their country without a reason. The international community must do something to make a safe way for refugees to come to Europe. The European countries are rich and peaceful, so we have to welcome refugees, I think. And show them love and kindness.”