Our virtual Game Night on Saturday was a great success!. Your support helped us to raise over a thousand euro for our Coronavirus responses in Lebanon and Ethiopia!
The picture (right) shows Katie Prather, our winner from Saturday night, finishing off the crust of a pizza
We are going to do it all over again this Saturday night - different questions, same wonderful cause.
We would love to raise at least the same amount, if not more. If you enjoyed yourself, please let your friends know and encourage them to buy a ticket and join us on Saturday!
Photo: Nigist from an Ethiopian Self Help Group. Credit: Tearfund Canada
Posts about covid19 (6):
We are currently experiencing a whole new terrain. Our society is not used to such drastic changes in our everyday lives, in such devastating ways. We are secure in our livelihoods and our vulnerabilities are not often laid bare. But the recent Corona virus has taken Ireland and the entire world by storm. Within a short period of time, the virus has stripped lives, jobs, and businesses and pushed hospitals and morgues to their capacities. Our economies and infrastructures are struggling. Life changed in an instant and, for most of us, this is something new to navigate. Our livelihoods have been challenged in an unprecedented way.
At the heart of Tearfund is our calling to ‘remember the poor’. For Tearfund staff, it didn’t take long for us to realise that beyond the disruption of our day to day working lives in our Dublin office our overseas partners were facing a much bigger problem as Covid-19 made landfall in some of poorest countries on the planet. Our partners are working in Ethiopia, Cambodia and Uganda and with Syrian refugees in Lebanon who are densely packed into makeshift shelters waiting for peace and the possibility to return home. These are countries with much fewer resources than Ireland to face this pandemic – for example in Uganda it is estimated that there are more Government Ministers than ICU beds.