€1,500 donation for Philippines made at Tralee Oxfam shop

The United Nations has warned that aid arriving in the Philippines must get to those who need it much faster. More than 11 million people have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan – with hundreds of thousands left homeless. Supply routes and communications networks are still down across the Philippines some six days after the storm. Oxfam Ireland logo Oxfam in Tralee has received a single donation of €1,500 towards the relief effort in the Typhoon-hit Philippines. It is feared the situation in some parts of the country is so desperate following the massive storm there could be a long-term humanitarian crisis. The Irish Government has pledged one million euro in aid. The Tralee Oxfam shop in Abbeycourt has had the highest level of donations for the relief effort. Manager Shane Smith says people really want to help especially after seeing the images coming from the Philippines: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/14873/medium/”] The Tralee Filipino Community has established a bank account for anyone who wishes to donate money. The account at Allied Irish Bank, Castle Street, Tralee is 83968 – 018 and the Sort Code: 93 – 62-19. There will also be a mass tomorrow Friday evening at 5.30 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass.