Tralee Credit Union has opened a donations account for the ‘Migration Crisis’ with all funds going to the Irish Red Cross.
“Over the last week we have seen in the media the devastation of thousands of people risking their lives to get into Europe in search of a better life. The distressing image of Aylan Kurdi’s body touched the heart strings of every nation, making us stand up and take action,” said Fintan Ryan, CEO Tralee Credit Union in launching the campaign.
“Most people would like to help but are not sure how to go about it so we hope our fundraising account will encourage people to support this campaign and make a donation. All monies raised will go to the Irish Red Cross Migration Crisis Appeal.
“Like many of the non -governmental organisations doing humanitarian aid operations, the Red Cross are operating in the frontline of the migration crisis in Italy, Greece, Hungary, Serbia and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,” said Mr. Ryan.
Fightened and Desperate People
This is the kind of community support the Red Cross appreciates – as Louise Rattigan from the relief organisation explains:
“The support from local communities around Ireland is not only appreciated but really needed to allow us to assist the hundreds and thousands of people risking their lives to get to Europe. Monies raised will go towards helping us give frightened and desperate people shelter, water, food and basic items such as clothes, hygiene kits and nappies as well as medical assistance.
“We also give psychosocial support for those who have endured dangerous journeys often involving the deaths of family members and we assist them in tracing and reconnecting families who have been separated along the way,” said Ms. Rattigan.
Join in and Fund-Raise
Tralee Credit Union is calling on its own members and the general public to donate to this fundraising account. Donations can be made by EFT from your bank /credit union accounts, or by calling in with your cash, cheque or debit card to Tralee Credit Union’s offices in Tralee, Castleisland and Killorglin.
This account will remain open until Monday 30th of November. If your company, school, club would like to join in and fundraise, cheque presentations can be made acknowledging donations to this account. For further information on this campaign and account visit www.traleecu.ie or contact Tralee Credit Union.
Account Name: Migration Crisis C/o Irish Red Cross – Tralee Credit Union Account IBAN: IE06TRRI99101605364205 – Tralee Credit Union BIC: TRRIIE21
For further information, contact: Suzanne Ennis, Marketing & Development Officer, Tralee Credit Union on: 066 712 2421 or firstname.lastname@example.org