As the anniversary of the first imposition of restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic approaches, the Mayor of Kerry, Cllr Patrick Connor-Scarteen has thanked the county’s volunteers and voluntary organisations for making such an enormous contribution to the community response to the crisis over the past year.
“As Mayor of Kerry and on behalf of the Kerry Community Response Forum, I wish to thank and recognise our county’s volunteers, voluntary groups, clubs and community organisations for their incredible effort since March 2020,” said Cllr. Connor-Scarteen.
Critical Roles Greatly Appreciated
“The role that volunteers, community and voluntary organisations play, have played and continue to play in Kerry’s response to COVID-19 is critically important and greatly appreciated,” he continued.
The mayor said that countless individuals in local community organisations, clubs, and voluntary groups have rallied to support our most vulnerable citizens and to give much needed reassurance, hope and connection to those most impacted by the pandemic.
First Hand Appreciation
“I have seen first-hand the effort of so many people in this regard whether it is through delivering meals, groceries, fuel or medical supplies to vulnerable households or those who reached out and supported people in need.
“At this important one-year juncture in the challenging journey through the COVID-19 pandemic we acknowledge, reflect and thank Kerry’s volunteers, clubs, community organisations, and voluntary groups for all they have contributed,” he concluded.
Freephone Helpline 9 to 5
The Kerry Community Response Forum which includes representatives of statutory agencies as well as voluntary bodies across Kerry continues to meet weekly to coordinate the local community response.
The freephone helpline which offers help and advice also continues to operate seven days a week from 9am to 5pm and can be contacted on 1800 807 009
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