SRI LANKA FLOODS APPEAL
About Campaignends 29 Jun 2017, 12 AM
In response to the severe floods and landslides in Sri Lanka, homegrown humanitarian organisation Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has contributed US$50,000 in relief supplies in the first instance. Additionally, the Singapore Government has donated US$100,000 to launch SRC's public fundraising appeal.
Our first disaster response team had arrived in Sri Lanka on 31 May, and second team is on standby to be deployed in the coming weeks, to assist with the relief efforts.
"Hundreds of thousands are affected across the country, as the early rainy season downpours force many families from their homes. Close to a hundred people are still missing as the death toll climbs. Volunteers and first responders from our sister National Society, Sri Lanka Red Cross (SLRC) have been deployed on the ground, helping those stranded and providing essential supplies to the affected.The flooding is expected to worsen with heavy rain forecast to continue to early June, said Mr Benjamin William, Secretary General/ CEO, Singapore Red Cross.
Your contribution will help Singapore Red Cross deliver much-needed humanitarian aid to affected communities.
Cash donations can be made at Red Cross House, 15 Penang Lane, Singapore 238486 (Mon to Fri, 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 Sri Lanka Floods 2017 at the back of your cheque
Note: Donations to overseas efforts are not tax deductible
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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