Coca-Cola HBC has donated a quantity of Deep RiverRock water in support of the #HomelessHydration campaign.
The campaign, led by the charity Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH), is concerned for those without shelter or living in emergency accommodation as temperatures reach record-breaking levels during this week’s heatwave.
A total of 5,184 bottles have been donated by the company in both the North and Republic of Ireland.
The group delivered a palled of 500ml water bottles to the ICHH group, and an additional pallet has been provided to the Dublin and Limerick branches of the Simon Community, Coca-Cola’s long running charity partner.
“Coca‑Cola HBC has a proud history of supporting communities in need. Homelessness in particular is an issue that many of our employees feel passionately about, and over the last two years, employee-led fundraising has raised more than €30,000 for our charity partner the Dublin Simon Community,” said Ciara Cashen, public affairs and communications manager, Coca-Cola HBC.
“We are therefore delighted to be in a position to further help support the efforts of Inner City Helping Homeless and the Simon Community whose teams are working around the clock to ensure that those in need are supported throughout the heatwave.”
Anthony Flynn, CEO of Inner City Helping Homeless welcomed the donations. “We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Coca‑Cola HBC for their donation of water for our #HomelessHydration operation that is taking place throughout the current heatwave,” he said.
“Their donation will help us support the homeless people that are out on the streets during the hot weather as well as the homeless services units that we have been redistributing stock to throughout the week."