Date of publication: 24/06/2020

Covid19. Ireland. When this is over, many people will still be trapped by poverty.

Council General International

SVP launches urgent fundraising appeal as calls for help in coming weeks expected to escalate

The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has launched an urgent fundraising appeal as it expects calls for help in the coming weeks to escalate.

Last year SVP helped over 160,000  people and families and had expected that figure to rise by about 10% this year.
But now it believes that figure will be well exceeded from new people who find themselves struggling financially as a result of  losing their jobs or living on reduced income due to the necessary restrictions to combat the spread of Covid-19.

With the SVP income drastically reduced from the closure of its 234 shops and the cancellation of church-gate and shopping centre collections it is now seeking public support with an urgent appeal for funds to allow it provide the increased volume it is expecting.

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