5 June 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Call out for business to donate masks and gloves as users hit by COVD-19 restrictions

Irish Rural Link is leading an appeal to ensure Ireland’s Meals on Wheels volunteers have masks and gloves to wear and protect the people they help across the country. This basic level of PPE is vital to ensuring the service is maintained as Ireland travels along the road out of Coronavirus restrictions. For this new appeal, driven by Cork consultancy firm 3SIXTY, businesses stocking up on PPE for workers are being asked to order a little extra, which they can then donate to the Meals on Wheels cause.

Managing Partner at 3SIXTY Brian Cremin says “This is our second drive to help Meals on Wheels and follows an earlier drive to source gels and sanitisers. The response we’ve got so far has been wonderful. It’s so inspiring to see businesses making a small investment that makes a huge difference to Meals on Wheels”. Demand for Meals on Wheels services has spiked during the pandemic. Restrictions on overall travel and on the movements of people over 70 have forced the closure…

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