By Cathy Elelman • 08 December 2019 • 22:30
PRAISE: Mayor Rosmari Cano highlighted the important work the Red Cross has been carrying out in Mojacar for many years
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Mojacar
THE Mojacar Red Cross has opened a new centre for assisting the needy.
Local Mayor Rosmari Cano inaugurated the clothes and goods centre located in the Red Cross building on Mojacar Playa seafront, which had been stocked with a supply of new garments donated by a number of large clothing companies.
The new garments were delivered from the Red Cross headquarters taking into account the needs of local people who receive assistance from the Red Cross on the basis of social assistance reports. Also in stock are a range of household items and helpful daily necessities.
The mayor was joined by the association’s local president, Concepcion Rivero Puche, along with her volunteers. Also invited to the event to check out the new facility and to enjoy some refreshments were a group of the town’s senior citizens for whom the Mojacar Red Cross organises workshops and activities.
Everyone had a chance to check out the new facility, which will be managed by six volunteers in rotation.
The mayor expressed how delighted she was with the new service. She also highlighted the important work the Red Cross has been carrying out in Mojacar for many years for individuals and groups from all sectors of society in need of help and support.
With 18 volunteers working across Mojacar, Turre, Los Gallardos and Carboneras, this year the Red Cross has particularly focused on the elderly, a sector of society the association sees as especially vulnerable.
The Red Cross has encouraged all nationalities to join their workshops, courses, theatre and cooking groups, which are planned with great care and dedication.
The Mojacar branch president also stressed the importance of collaborating with this unique humanitarian, internationally recognised institution, which serves thousands of people worldwide and works in in disaster zones and areas of armed conflict
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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