A charity that helps people who are in crisis and struggling to pay their bills will be giving more of its £2,000 donation match to Irish causes.
The Red Cross will match donations of up to £2 for Irish organisations from March 1st, 2020, with the option to pay up to a maximum of £100.
The move follows a report in The Irish Mail on Sunday in which charities, including charities that serve those affected by the devastating flooding, have urged donors to support their local Red Cross fundraising drive.
The charity is one of the UK’s biggest, with about 200,000 members.
The Irish Times reports that donations of €100 and more will be accepted.
However, there are restrictions on the amount a person can donate.
They are capped at €2,200 per person.
The donation match is a key part of the Red Cross’s efforts to help people affected by floods and the impacts of climate change.
The organisation also helps people affected in the Northern Ireland power station accident.
The fund will allow the organisation to help the families of those who lost their lives in the tragedy.
There will also be support for people who have suffered financial hardship as a result of the flooding.
Red Cross chief executive Simon O’Dowd said the fund would be a key tool for the organisation.
He said it was important to support people in need and to raise awareness of their plight.
The funding will go towards disaster relief in Ireland and beyond, including helping families affected by flooding.
The Northern Ireland-based charity is known for its work with the victims of the Lagan Valley flooding.
It has also helped hundreds of people in the UK.
Red, which is based in Dublin, is a charity of which the Irish-born founder of the organisation, Brian Kelly, was born in Belfast.
Its motto is “Together we can overcome”.