A team of volunteers that has been helping the community in Skewen to recover from recent flooding in the area has received a donation of £1,000 of products from the team at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Swansea Bay.

Almost 100 residents were evacuated from their homes in January due to flooding, and it is not yet known how long it may take to get them back into their homes. The residents are being supported by a team of volunteers, who have been working with organisations and businesses in the community to help provide essential items.

The Amazon team at the Swansea fulfilment centre has provided £1,000 worth of wellies, waterproof overalls and jackets, which were used by residents and volunteers to begin relief efforts.

Speaking on the donation, Chris Law, General Manager at Amazon in Swansea, said:

“As soon as we heard about the flood in Skewen, we wanted lend our support. The sense of community shown not only by the people of Skewen, but also by local businesses and neighbouring towns, has been immeasurable.”

Emma Jones, the local Area Coordinator added:

“The community spirit that we have witnessed over the last few weeks has been greatly appreciated by everyone in Skewen. Our priority is to support the effected individuals in the best way we can and kind donations from businesses like Amazon will help us to do that.”

The donation was made as part of the “Amazon in the Community” programme, whereby the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.

Community donations are one of a number of ways in which Amazon is supporting communities across the UK during COVID-19.

Amazon is providing disadvantaged students with online STEM courses as well as teaming up with charity partner Magic Breakfast and delivering over 2 million healthy breakfasts to families around the UK.

For more information on how Amazon is supporting the UK during COVID-19, click here.