SuperValu has announced that it has donated one million hand sanitisers to St. Vincent de Paul and those living in direct provision centres ith the support of the Irish Refugee Council and Doras.
John Lannon, CEO of Doras said, ”With a weekly allowance of €38.80 for adults and €29.90 for children, people in Direct Provision have little means to purchase essential items in normal times, let alone items that are now essential since the pandemic began, such as personal hand sanitiser."
"Living in congregated settings such as Direct Provision during COVID-19 means people have little control over their health outcomes – this kind donation of hand sanitiser from SuperValu can help people to do what they can to prevent the spread of COVID," he said.
Commenting Ian Allen, managing director, SuperValu said, “The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is a challenging time for everyone and with hand hygiene a crucial step in keeping safe."
"As a community retailer SuperValu is committed to helping the most vulnerable in our communities and our stores and staff are there to help in every way they can,” he added.
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