Within 24 hours 38 Degrees members had donated just over 100,000 to support victims of the devastating floods with £60,000 distributed to local community charities working with flood-hit communities including: Including:
- Norfolk Community Foundation to provide emergency food, clothing and bottle sterilisation equipment to stricken parents
- Cornwall Community Foundation are distributing emergency crisis grants for food, accommodation and local food banks
- Somerset Community Foundation to provide emergency relief grants for immediate costs of moving out, pumping and drying, and emergency repairs
- Surrey Community Foundation to award grants to help people with blankets, food, accommodation, emergency repairs and equipment
These charities are getting urgent support to those who need it as quickly as possible. The office team are also speaking with other charities from across the UK to distribute the rest of the money.
There are still big questions to answer politically and a huge amount of rebuilding to do once the water subsides. But for those affected, 38 Degrees is making a big difference right now.
CEOs and Directors of Community Foundations for Norfolk, Somerset, Cornwall and Surrey all greatly appreciate the practical help for the people in their communities affected by the floods.
As we look set to suffer more extreme weather with still more homes and livelihoods at risk, 38 Degrees would welcome your donation to their flood relief fund https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/UK-flood-relief-donate