More than 30 Cork households affected by the June floods have already been assisted by the Irish Red Cross’ Cork Floods Appeal.
Following the flooding on June 28th the Irish Red Cross launched an appeal to aid those affected. Donal Forde, Secretary General of the Society, said today, “People have responded generously to the Irish Red Cross Cork Floods appeal and as of July 14th the total received was already €40,000.”
“Within just a week of the floods we were able to release the first cash grants. To date we have distributed approximately €29,400 between 43 households. By working closely with the Community Welfare Service within the Department of Social Protection to quickly identify the neediest and ensure that they received support as soon as it was possible.” said Forde.
Forde stressed that affected households can still apply for assistance, “We would continue to urge those affected by the flood to apply for assistance from the Irish Red Cross Cork Floods Appeal via their local Community Welfare Office.“
With the announcement by the Government today that they will release funding to assist those affected, the Irish Red Cross is no longer actively soliciting donations for the Cork Floods Appeal, but can still accept donations from members of the public who still wish to give. These will continue to be forwarded on to those affected.
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Anyone who still wishes to donate can still do so online at www.redcross.ie or by calling 1850 50 70 70