Since Monday, 24th July, the Irish Red Cross volunteers have distributed over 1200 litres of drinking water at locations around Drogheda. Worked tirelessly, providing 10 litre water packs and bottles of drinking water to the most vulnerable or home bound. Assisted in coordinating a response with the Local Authority, Louth Fire Service, Louth Civil Defence, Louth Family carers, Order of Malta, St Oliver Scouts and the HSE Community Nursing.
Pio Smyth, Mayor of Drogheda, comments “I would like to thank the Irish Red Cross for all their assistance, they have made a significant contribution to helping people in Drogheda, a special thank you to Patrick McGahey”, Irish Red Cross Branch Chairman.
Yesterday evening, the Irish Red Cross Volunteers finished distributing water to people in Drogheda and the surrounding area.
A special thank you to Alan and Paula Floyd, members of the Irish Red Cross Tullyallen Branch for allowing us to source water from their well.
Since the completion of the repairs on the burst main supplying the Staleen Water Treatment plant in Co Meath, reservoir levels are slowly refilling and pumping water back into many households. However, water disruption is expected over the next 18 months. Our volunteers will remain committed and respond to any inquiry for drinking water.
Pat Carey, Chairman of the Irish Red Cross, thanks the members for their commitment
“Events like this require an emergency response plan with the voluntary groups as the most effective way of meeting the needs of local communities”
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