FLOODING

Mountmellick community flood relief group organising fundraiser for victims

Michelle Hogan

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Michelle Hogan

Mountmellick community flood relief group organising fundraiser for victims

The community in Mountmellick has set up a flood relief Facebook page where strangers are offering support to flood victims.

People from far and near who were not affected by the flood are offering beds, food, shelter, cots for babies, lifts, dehumidifiers and any help they can possibly give to the people whose homes and businesses have been destroyed.

Earlier today, members of the Mountmellick community who were grateful that their homes had not been hit by the floods opened the Conor Davis Club Grounds to the public offering hot meals.

The Rock Gaa Club is offering its facilities to any businesses or householders affected by the flooding. Items can be stored in the large hall and storage rooms. Co-ordinators can contact James Murphy Chairman at 0879800498.

Members of the public drove around the town today offering soups and stews to emergency workers.

Up to 40 homes have been destroyed by the rapid flooding that happened on Wednesday, November 22. 

Thousands of people have felt the knock-on effect of the damage. Businesses and staff have to now face into cleaning and restoring their premises while water is still being drained from some places such as Sonas creche in Irishtown, Mountmellick. 

Joe Larkin from Mountmellick has called a meeting to co-ordinate an upcoming fundraising concert for Mountmellick Community Flood Relief which will be held on Sunday, November 26 at 8pm at Wolfe Tone Community Centre.

People are asked to attend this meeting if they can offer help in making a concert happen. Needed; Entertainment, Staffing, Advertisers, Spot Prizes etc etc.

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