Christmas should be a time for food, fun, family and friends. But for many of the families we support, this is a Christmas they can only dream of. Once again, many people will need your help.
Right here in Ireland, our volunteers continue to provide urgently needed, round-the-clock support in local communities.
People like Kathleen, who lives alone but needs to have chemotherapy treatment during level 5 lockdown. Without transportation, she would have to stay at a hospital. But because the Irish Red Volunteers are there to help, she is able to stay in the comfort of her own home and still receive life-saving treatment.
“In the morning, they would know just looking at me if I needed a drink or a rest. They’d stop somewhere and buy me a coffee. They were so good and kind to me, and still are. I wouldn’t be able to get through this without them.” - Kathleen
Please will you help the Red Cross feed, shelter, and care for them with a special Christmas gift?
In Beirut, a child clings to her father’s hand as they wander through the city, desperately trying to find news of her mother…
And in Yemen, a young mother shelters in an abandoned school, wondering how she will feed her four children in the morning…
War, disaster, disease… they torment too many people around the world. That’s why it’s so important that you are here to help.
€30 is the cost of hygiene kits for 3 families in Beirut.
€50 can provide a food parcel to a vulnerable person, still cocooning.
€150 can help supply face masks to our volunteers across Ireland.
€225 is the cost to provide a shelter kit to a homeless family.
€3,014 can fund a sanitation machine to sanitise ambulances.
Your gift of any size will be treasured.
* Donations of €250+ are worth 45% extra to the Irish Red Cross if you pay income tax or capital gains tax – at no extra cost to you. If you do not wish to receive updates in the post from us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Freephone 1800 50 70 70.