Church of Ireland appeals for funds to help flood victims

Extensive hardship is being experienced in many places across the island, say bishops

In a statement, the bishops of the Church of Ireland  noted that “extensive hardship is being experienced in many places across the island of Ireland as a result of recent floods. People have been left without food, shelter, warmth and clothing as a result of flooding and water damage.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In a statement, the bishops of the Church of Ireland noted that “extensive hardship is being experienced in many places across the island of Ireland as a result of recent floods. People have been left without food, shelter, warmth and clothing as a result of flooding and water damage.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

 

The archbishops and bishops of the Church of Ireland have launched an appeal for funds to help people affected by the floods.

They have asked church members “to respond with generosity to the Church of Ireland Flood Relief Appeal”.

In a statement, they noted that “extensive hardship is being experienced in many places across the island of Ireland as a result of recent floods. People have been left without food, shelter, warmth and clothing as a result of flooding and water damage.”

They were leading “a Church of Ireland response to this crisis to raise funds to provide small grants to help people with immediate needs”, they said.

Protestant Aid

Funds raised would “be administered with the help of Protestant Aid, a charity with extensive experience in providing welfare assistance and, where appropriate, through parishes or other local agencies and charities”, they said.

Donations may be made online at ireland.anglican.org/flood or by cheque (euro or sterling) to The Representative Church Body: Bishops’ Flood Appeal at Church of Ireland House, Church Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin 6, D06 CF67.

Parishes may also provide special collections at Sunday services over the next two weeks.

Applications for assistance can be made to rectors or, in the case of parish vacancies, to rural deans or diocesan offices.