Irish companies rally around the Irish Red Cross

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Irish and international companies have rallied around the Irish Red Cross during the Covid-19 crisis and have donated funds and goods to the charity’s emergency pandemic appeal.

Companies such as Fleming Medical, Aviva and Amundi have generously donated to the organization and now the IRC is asking for further support from the business community to assist with its national Covid-19 response.

The society needs immediate support to help with running costs to keep its fleet of ambulances and support vehicles in operation, as well as donations of protective equipment and clothing for its volunteers.

"We are reaching out to businesses as we need protective supplies, fuel and funds to keep our fleet of ambulances and support vehicles on the road and our trained medical responders working with the most vulnerable people in communities. Several companies have already pledged their support in this battle against Covid-19, but we need more organisations to follow their lead," said Jocelino Jorge, Head of Fundraising at the Irish Red Cross.

"At this moment, our ambulances and volunteers are assisting with interfacility transfers and bringing people to vital medical appointments, such as chemotherapy. Our Red Cross volunteers are also distributing food and prescriptions to those who are unable to leave their homes."

Current Donors

Several companies have donated supplies or direct funds to the IRC. These include.

The fintech company Revolut is helping process financial donations via their app.

Fleming Medical is providing access to online first aid training.

Listoke Distillery has provided 500 litres of hand sanitizer.

Amundi has agreed to match and top up their staff donations

Companies such as Aviva and Bristol-Myers Squibb have made financial contributions

Actions undertaken by the Irish Red Crosses in response to COVID-19

The Red Cross is engaged nationally in support of the HSE and some of Ireland’s most vulnerable groups. We are also working closely with NGOs like Alone and Age Action. Our core actions include:

A fleet of ambulances and other support vehicles throughout the country are helping with the transfer of patients between facilities.

Volunteers are helping deliver food and prescriptions to those who are vulnerable and isolated.

Volunteers and branches have distributed over 20,000 leaflets to shops and pharmacies detailing advice on stopping the spread of Covid-19.

Volunteers are assisting in protection work in all prisons with the Prison Education Service.

Contact the Irish Red Cross today to discuss how your company can help in the fight against the coronavirus.

Call Frank on 01 6424645 or Email: fphelan@redcross.ie or alternatively visit this page - https://www.redcross.ie/covid-19-corporate-appeal/

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