Vanuatu Cyclone: Singapore Red Cross Contributes USD 25,000 (approx. SGD 35,000) for Emergency Relief
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Singapore, 16 March 2015 – The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will contribute USD 25,000 (approx. SGD 35,000) in response to Cyclone Pam which has devastated Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean. The aid comes as the nation’s President Baldwin Lonsdale declared a state-of-emergency and appealed to the international community for assistance.

The amount, from SRC’s Disaster Response Emergency Fund (DREF), will be channelled through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and will be used to purchase much needed emergency relief items for Vanuatu.

“Cyclone Pam has caused widespread destruction and our hearts are with the people of Vanuatu during this immense tragedy. We stand united with Vanuatu Red Cross and hope that our contribution will bring some relief and comfort to the people, ” explained Mr Lim Theam Poh, Deputy Secretary General (Administration) of SRC.

The SRC will continue to monitor the situation. At this stage, the SRC is not launching a public appeal but will welcome any walk-in donations for ongoing relief efforts in Vanuatu and other islands affected by Cyclone Pam.

For those wishing to make walk-in donations, please see below for details:

Cheque – made payable to ‘Singapore Red Cross Society’, indicate ‘Vanuatu Cyclone 2015’, donor’s name and contact details at the back, and post it to Red Cross House, 15 Penang Lane, Singapore 236486.

Cash – monetary donations can be made at the Red Cross House, 15 Penang Lane, Singapore 236486, Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 6pm.

Notes:

Donations to overseas relief are not entitled to tax deduction.
The Singapore Red Cross reserves the right to deploy excess funds to underfunded disasters in the same region, so as to ensure humanitarian aid gets to those in need.

For more information, please contact the Singapore Red Cross:

Manna Talib Tel +65 6664 0518 / +65 9030 8351manna.talib@redcross.sg

Chloe Tan Tel +65 6664 0578 / +65 9115 4313chloe.tan@redcross.sg


About Singapore Red Cross

Singapore Red Cross is a homegrown humanitarian organization, dedicated to relieving human suffering, protecting lives and dignity and responding to emergencies since 1949. We serve the vulnerable through our blood donor recruitment programme, home and day activity centre for the disabled, transport aid, food aid, and community first aid. We build capacity and resilience through our training academy, and volunteer and youth development. Beyond our shores, we mobilise and translate contributions from the donor community to relief and recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts, with the aim of helping communities affected by disasters. For more information, please see www.redcross.sg