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St Marys Flood Relief Account

 

Richard visits the Island Field and St.Marys Park

Richard visits the Island Field and St.Marys Park

St Marys Flood Relief Account – Following early February’s unprecedented flooding throughout many parts of St Marys Park, Island View, Athlunkard Street, The Sand Mall, Corbally, Mill Road and other small pockets in the area a huge emergency effort commenced to assist the many victims of the flooding. St Mary’s AID set up a centralised “Flood Relief Account” to receive financial donations. Contributions have been received and continue to be received from far and near and further fundraising events are planned for the coming weeks to add to the more than €24,500 raised so far.

For those who wish to make a contribution the account details are as follows:
Bank of Ireland, 125 O’Connell Street, Limerick Sort code: 90 43 09
A/C No: 833 822 69 IBAN IE86 BOFI 9043 0983 3822 69 BIC: BOFIIE2D
A special Flood Relief Committee has been set up to receive requests for funding from the account and determine how the funds can best be expended to assist flood victims.

This consists of representatives from the organisations which have played active roles in the relief efforts to date and, between them, have direct knowledge of both the needs identified and the level and detail of assistance provided to date. :
Limerick Local Authorities; St Vincent de Paul; Limerick’s Bishops; DSP Community Welfare Office; The Red Cross and St Munchin’s Community Centre; Each of these organisations have either provided direct or indirect assistance or engaged in raising funding for the effort; The fund is managed by St Marys AID and will be allocated by them on the instructions of the above committee.

• A brief “Flood Funding Request” form will be distributed to residents affected or can be picked up from St Marys AID, The Alms Houses, Nicholas Street, and Limerick. Once completed the forms can be returned to St Marys AID and will be passed on confidentially to the committee. It is hoped to begin this process in April as the initial works on many of the flooded houses are completed and insurance settlements are agreed with householders.

For further information contact St Marys AID Tel: 061 318106 or email: John.O’[email protected] Stmarysaid.ie.

To see an earlier story on the Floods go HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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