How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Thank you for giving during this Your gift of $50 helps support befriending services for up to 100 high-risk/high isolation seniors with no kin for the duration of COVID-19 and beyond.
Subsidize the training costs in standard first aid, eldercare, psychological first aid, CPR and befriending for 1 CLARE volunteer to vulnerable elderly.
Subsidize the training costs in standard first aid, eldercare, psychological first aid, CPR and befriending for 2 CLARE volunteers to vulnerable elderly.
Thank you for giving during this pressing time of need. Your gift of $250 provides customised care packages for 1,000 seniors under our care for the duration of Covid-19 and beyond.
About Campaignends 30 Jul 2020, 11:59 PM
Mr De Silva Petiyaga Arther Bernard has been living alone since his wife and daughter passed away. As he suffers from a range of heart and health problems, Mr De Silva fears he may collapse in his flat, without anyone there to help him. Arthritis and knee problems have also limited his mobility and he cannot walk or stand for long. He misses his family very much and spends most of his days watching TV or lying down.
His lonely days are brightened when CLARE volunteers visit him. He enjoys sharing memories of his youth with the volunteers, regaling them with his love for dancing and music from his days as a young man.
Mr De Silva enthused, "Besides visiting me every fortnight, the CLARE volunteers also call me regularly to check if I'm doing well. They are very good, very sincere and very helpful."
The simple joy of friendship has helped Mr De Silva to adopt a positive outlook on life.
During this challenging period of COVID 19 where physical visitations are limited, we need your help more than ever. SRC will provide for 1000 seniors custom care packages filled with essential groceries, brought to their doorstep of the elderly and vulnerable who do not have the means to do so. Psychosocial Support will be provided through telephone calls to 100 high-risk / high isolation seniors with no kin.
With a little help, we can be #SGUNITED. On behalf of our beneficiaries, thank you.
About the Charity
The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) is a homegrown humanitarian organisation dedicated to relieve human suffering, protect lives and dignity and respond to emergencies since 1949. Our blood donor mobilisation programme, home for the disabled, transport aid, food aid, community led action for resilience, community first aid and training derive from our mission to serve the vulnerable.