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Vodafone Red Alert For Flood Victims Raises Over GHC12,000 from Public Donations
The public has so far donated GHC12,443 to the Vodafone Red Alert for flood victims initiative, three weeks after it was launched in Accra. At the launch event the Vodafone Group Foundation also promised £10,000 to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) for the purchase of fibre-glass speed boats to access flooded areas.
Vodafone Ghana launched the Red Alert platform when the company said it was moved by the plight of the hundreds of people who were badly affected by the recent floods which swept away the lives of 35 people and destroyed property running into thousands of Ghana cedis.
The text-based donation, Red Alert, is expected to run till the end of July. It is a demonstration of the Vodafone Ghana Foundation’s commitment to providing disaster relief support and creating platforms for well-meaning people in Ghanaian society to support a good cause in critical times.
Miss Afua Sarkodie of the Vodafone Foundation encouraged Vodafone customers, in an interview, to continue texting to help assist with the critical needs of victims of the recent floods, who are yet to put their lives back together after losing their properties and loved ones.
Customers of Vodafone can donate GHC1 by texting the words HELP to the short code 133. Customers can text as many times as they wish. At the launch of Red Alert, over two weeks ago, Vodafone Ghana donated food items running into several thousands of Ghana cedis.
Mr Ike Cudjoe, Head of Corporate Communications, praised the media for their cooperation in this initiative so far and urged the public to show more concern and help bring back some level of comfort to the victims.
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