Public donate to Flood Aid

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Public donate to Flood Aid thumbnailDebbie Caulfield (front centre), manager of Eglinton Community Centre, pictured with local volunteers, DCSDC officers and staff, church representatives, Red Cross Volunteers and Salvation Army representatives on Monday (August 28) with some of the clothes

KIND hearted Roe Valley residents have been praised for their generosity after an emergency appeal, launched by the Community Foundation in the aftermath of the flooding in the North West, has quickly passed its 20,000 target. Local giving circles, businesses, grant makers and public donations have boosted the appeal with support which will benefit many affected by the summer flooding.
The Foundation, which helps local communities through impactful grantmaking, launched the appeal with 10,000 of its own money with a further 10,000 available to match donations received from the public. Money from the fund will be distributed to groups working directly with those most badly affected.
One of those receiving funding is Eglinton Community Ltd which received 2,500 from the Community Foundation. Debbie Caulfield from Eglinton Community Hall says they have been inundated with calls since the flooding: "We are trying to help people who have lost virtually everything. One family over the weekend came to us having lost buggies, high chairs, every stitch of clothing.
“The local community has been a great support and has really rallied round to help their neighbours. We still have food, bedding, clothing available and statutory support remains on site."


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