Waterford residents asked to hold onto their Trócaire boxes until it is safe to return
TRÓCAIRE has urged the people of Waterford to hold onto their Trócaire boxes until it is safe to return them.
The agency’s Lent campaign continued despite the COVID-19 pandemic, but Trócaire cancelled all face-to-face events and outreach work.
Tramore native Eithne Brennan of Trócaire explained: “Due to COVID-19, we had to stop all our public events and activities for our Lent campaign. That will unfortunately impact our crucial fundraising to support our work and we are still massively dependent on this campaign, which ended at Easter.
“Families in the world’s poorest countries need our support now more than ever. We are urging people to please keep a hold of their Trócaire boxes and return them when it is safe and possible to do so.
“In the meantime, we are urgently trying to save lives during the Coronavirus outbreak. Supporters can continue to make donations online or over the phone to fund this work. We know not everyone is in a position to support this work right now, but – if you can – any donation you can give will help us to support the world’s poorest communities through this terrible crisis.”
You can support Trócaire’s work and Lenten 2020 campaign at trocaire.org/donate or phone 1850 408 408.