Lancashire appeal fund launched to help those affected by Storm Desmond
A Lancashire Flood Recovery Fund Appeal has been launched today to support those in Lancashire who are affected by Storm Desmond this week.
Launched today by Community Foundation for Lancashire the Recovery Fund’s Appeal will raise funds to contribute to clean-up costs, emergency repairs, clothing, food and drink, heating and heating equipment, childcare equipment and basic furniture, especially in North Lancashire.
It will directly support individuals and families already struggling and vital community organisations and resident groups in the areas affected by Storm Desmond.
Community Foundation for Lancashire has started the appeal by making a £5,000 donation from its own Lancashire Community Investment Fund.
Local people and businesses can donate to the Recovery Fund’s Public Appeal online via a dedicated MyDonate webpage which can be visited here www.lancsfoundation.org.uk
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Community Foundation for Lancashire Chief Executive Cathy Elliott said: “It is still too soon to know how much damage has been caused by Storm Desmond, though we wanted to launch the Recovery Fund to provide whatever support we can.
"As the county’s Community Foundation we aim to raise funds to provide vital support for individuals and families and their communities who are affected at this time.”
Community Foundation for Lancashire’s President Lord Shuttleworth said: “Lancashire has always been a generous place and we hope local people and businesses will give however much they can afford. There is a great need for fellow Lancastrians to help each other right now and I hope they will do their bit to support those in desperate need.”
This Lancashire Flood Recovery Fund’s Appeal complements the Community Foundation for Cumbria’s Recovery Fund recently launched for the victims of wide-spread flooding in the Lake District.