The Irish Red Cross today launched a ‘Cork Floods’ appeal to aid those affected by the flash floods that struck in the early hours of Thursday. As the extent of the flood damage continues to be assessed the Irish Red Cross is appealing for donations on behalf of those affected.
Donal Forde, Secretary General of Irish Red Cross said “Donations received will be used to support those whose homes have been damaged by flood water.” said Forde. “We will work closely with the Community Welfare Service within the Department of Social Protection to identify those most in need of assistance”.
The Irish Red Cross has an extensive network of volunteers throughout Ireland who act as an auxiliary to the State. At 2.30am on Thursday, local Irish Red Cross Volunteers from Kanturk, Mallow, Clonakilty, Dunmanway and Cork city were dispatched in 4x4 Ambulances to the worst affected areas. The volunteers were able to access homes that in remote and badly flooded areas and assisted the HSE in providing pre hospital emergency care, ambulance transportation to hospital as well as welfare services to the local community within Cork City and Clonakilty.
Anyone wishing to donate to the Irish Red Cross ‘Cork Floods’ appeal can do so online at www.redcross.ie; by phone: 1850 50 70 70; or by cheque made out to ‘Irish Red Cross’ and marked ‘Cork Floods’ and sent to Irish Red Cross, 16 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.
Note to Editor:
For more information please contact
Rebecca Thorn, Irish Red Cross Communications Executive – 087 743 3275
Photo: FLOODING AT MEADOWBROOK ESTATE IN RIVERSTOWN. PICTURE: EDDIE O’HARE (Evening Echo)