We’re here to help: Samaritans Ireland appeal to the people of Waterford for donations
Samaritans Ireland is appealing to the people of Waterford for donations to help ensure its volunteers can continue to support people struggling to cope during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Samaritans is a critical service, needed now more than ever,” Executive Director of Samaritans Ireland, Niall Mulligan said.
“Our dedicated volunteers are going above and beyond to be available for those in need during these unprecedented times and continue to operate our phone service from our branches wherever possible.
“We are making every effort to ensure that we are able to provide emotional support to anyone in crisis. However, Covid-19 is changing our lives and our services are under strain.
“Now more than ever, we need the public’s continued support, so we are calling on the generosity of the Irish public to help us ensure that we continue to be here for anyone who needs support.
“A donation to our emergency appeal will help us work faster on different ways to be there and reach those who are struggling to cope.
“For more than 50 years, Samaritans has provided a listening ear to anyone who needs support, which has been possible through the public’s kind donations.
“A donation as little as €5 will help volunteers to answer a call for help from someone struggling to cope and be there when people need support the most.”
To make a donation and find out other ways you can support Samaritans please visit: https://www.samaritans.org/ireland/samaritans-ireland/
Those worried about their own mental health or someone else during the coronavirus outbreak can find some useful online resources and advice here on Samaritans website.