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ends 24 Aug 2018, 11:59 PM
Singapore Red Cross launches public appeal, sends humanitarian aid to affected communities

- Commits S$50,000 in relief supplies - first aid, blankets, mats
- Volunteer team has arrived for assessment, relief distribution

Singapore, 25 July 2018 - Responding to the heavy rain and flooding that caused the sudden hydropower dam collapse in Southeast Laos on Monday evening, Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has launched a public fundraising appeal, and will pledge S$50,000 in humanitarian aid to affected communities.

The donations will fund the purchase and distribution of relief items, including first aid supplies, blankets and mats for survivors, as well as, other disaster relief and recovery efforts.

Singapore Red Cross is working closely with Lao Red Cross Society (LRCS) to dispatch a three-person advance team on Thursday, 26 July. Comprising experienced Red Cross volunteers trained in disaster management, the team will deliver relief supplies to an estimated 1,000 families, and conduct ground assessments to determine urgent and mid-term needs.

Laos Floods Response

Donations can be made via this campaign, or at Red Cross House, 15 Penang Lane, Singapore 238486, during office hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm). Cheques can be made payable to "Singapore Red Cross Society" and posted to the above address. Please leave your name, postal address and indicate "Laos Flood 2018" at the back of your cheque. Donations to overseas efforts are not tax-deductible.

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.

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