Benalmádena town hall has strengthened its guarantee to supply basic needs to families at risk during the coronavirus crisis by signing an agreement with the Benalmádena branch of the Red Cross. The town hall initiated a 60,000 euro grant to provide the organisation with means for the procurement of food, hygiene, household cleaning and health products.
The initiative, which was backed by the Ministry of Social Rights, is designed to ensure immediate attention to vulnerable people whose needs have been increased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Those benefiting from the programme are chosen through a technical prescription report prepared by the Social Welfare Department.
"As a government team we enhance collaboration with the associations of the Third Sector to improve coordination and efficiency in the care of the most vulnerable sectors of the Benalmádena society. Social services will be able to concentrate greater efforts on processing the various aid available to meet the exceptional, social and humanitarian needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic," Mayor of Benalmádena Víctor Navas explained.
The Red Cross has also signed a new collaborative agreement with the Maskom supermarket chain. The agreement aims to meet the demand for aid by the most disadvantaged social sectors during the health crisis in Benalmádena. The online supermarket has issued a bank account number (ES04 2100 8641 6102 0014 5073) for cash donations. All funds will be donated to the Benalmádena Red Cross and used to purchase food and essential products, which will be delivered by Civil Protection volunteers.
President of Benalmádena Red Cross Paqui López said, "The Spanish Red Cross will always be available to the people of Benalmadena. We aim to help in every way we can during this health emergency situation."