With the impact of the coronavirus crisis, Monaco Red Cross social services are more than ever supporting those in need.
Monaco, 29/04/2020 – During lockdown, Monaco Red Cross’s social services have remained open with a skeleton staff. Cases dealt with by this department are examined at a weekly social meeting which decides:
- To provide financial assistance to help pay rent, electricity bills, canteen bills etc…
- To hand out service vouchers for dietary needs
To allocate, if appropriate, emergency aid in the form of a food parcel.
The clothing department is shut for the moment. Consequently, no clothes can be dropped off at the Monaco Red Cross for the time being.
Restrictions imposed by coronavirus – Covid 19 control measures have meant that the social services have had to change the way in which they operate. A form is available to those who wish to request financial support. Appointments over the phone are still running, as is reception for users.
The number of requests is increasing over time. Individuals who had never experienced financial hardship until now, are seeking help at this difficult time.
Within the context of this exceptional health crisis, Monaco Red Cross’s social services are more than ever working to help susceptible individuals and those recently made vulnerable.
You can also contribute towards our actions by making a donation to the Monaco Red Cross via its website: www.croix-rouge.mc, or by cheque payable to the Monaco Red Cross, bank transfer or in cash.
This year, no Monaco Red Cross street sale! The time is now to acknowledge the day-to-day work of the association’s volunteers, who have been particularly active since the beginning of March with the coronavirus epidemic.
With the return of a dedicated team of volunteers, as from today you can once again drop off your unstained, undamaged and pre-washed clothes in a good condition,
The Monaco Red Cross has released €100,000 in order to help the Italian Red Cross with the crisis currently affecting the country.
The Red Cross and Red Crescent International Movement is a key player in responding to the epidemic which is raging in China and has spread to 24 other countries.