Thursday, 26 August 2010

Flood appeal committee backtrack

Following pressure from a motion at Edinburgh Council last week, the Edinburgh Disasters Relief Committee has now agreed to a local appeal for the Pakistani floods. 

At a meeting yesterday, the earlier decision of the committee was rescinded and the Council and Mercy Corps will now open an appeal to channel the compassionate response of Edinburgh people.  

I understand the money given will go into long term flood relief via projects Mercy Corps already have on the ground.  A standing arrangement for appeals on Radio Forth and in the Evening News (at no charge) will combine with invitations to contribute at key festival events, as the appeal gets under way.

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