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Corporate Friends

Whilst we are very fortunate & thankful that we do enjoy the support of many local Businesses we hope to encourage the support of others through this initiative.

By joining us as a Corporate Friend you will be helping us enormously by providing a more certain base enabling our volunteers to focus more time & effort on the events themselves rather than for example on seeking donations (although of course donations will still be most welcome).

All that we are hoping for is a small annual donation of €50 (if you would like to donate more that would be greatly appreciated & amazing thankyou) which will be used on events for example to allow us to simply buy raffle prizes.

In return for kind donations & to recognise our Friends support:

  • There will be a dedicated ‘Corporate Friends’ page on our website
  • Our popular & much read Facebook page will be used to give further recognition & thanks
  • Prizes purchased will be given in Friends names
  • We will give a ‘Thankyou’ Certificate for display
  • Support will be recognised at all events & where possible we will gladly display promotional materials.

If you or your Business would like to support us in this way or perhaps you know of someone that we should speak to please let us know by contacting our office

THE POST ROOM

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Torrevieja translators

The Pines Restaurant

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Flood victims El Saladar Almoradi

Today we met up with Sammy, a remarkable lady who has been not only trying to get her own home sorted following the floods but has been supporting the whole community in El Saladar, Almoradi. Together with help from Kiera and other friends they have been organising for homes to be made secure, replacing items that have been ruined where possible and ensuring that people are safe.

Humbling to say the least. We were invited into the homes of many people today and saw first hand the devastation that hit the village 9 weeks ago. Walking around in the sunshine you would have no idea of what is hidden behind the doors of these houses - people have pulled together and they are doing the best they can with very little. Today there were tears of sadness for what has gone but hope in the eyes of many that life would get better. We are going to do everything we can to ensure this happens...........

Lists of items needed are being prepared. Sammy has a list of priorities for the villagers - doors that need to be replaced that no longer close, windows that have rotted and no longer hold the glass, beds that are damp and need throwing out immediately and so much more.

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters and fund raising events, HELP Vega Baja has the funds to make a difference to these families. However, we really need to ask for more support from you. We are arranging for storage facilities to be available soon so if you have any good quality items of furniture, kitchen units etc, please call our San Miguel Centre and ask for Sue Birchenough who is co-ordinating the delivery and collection of items for the families with Kira (aka Clara). We will also be looking for volunteer drivers to collect and deliver the items - we have a van although it is not that big. Can you help?

Also, if you have time to spare and can help to install doors and a few general building jobs we would love to hear from you. 966 723 733 is the number to call or simply send a message via this Facebook page.

I know it seems that we are always asking for support and its true we do but never before have so many people been in such a difficult situation. The community is doing everything it can to support each other - lets give them a helping hand.

Donations can be made via our Paypal account     https://helpvegabaja.com/index.php/about-us/donations

All the above is in addition to the other cases we are supporting within the Vega Baja area - its a busy time for us all but worth every moment to be able to help people at this time

A million thank yous....

Michele Masson, President, HELP Vega Baja

12/ NOVEMBER 2019

 

FLOOD VICTIM ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

FLOOD VICTIM ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

For many, the recent Gota Fria floods are becoming a distant memory as life returns to normal. For others, the devastation that they experienced will continue for many months to come. HELP Vega Baja (registered charity) have been working with various businesses to raise funds for those people affected and to date, 26,541 euros has been raised. The Elective Committee of the charity have today (Monday) agreed to increase this by a further 30,000 euros.

President, Michele Masson, stated “the support from people in the community, both individuals and businesses, has been phenomenal. Our volunteers are now in the process of working with local people in the affected areas and town halls to identify where the greatest needs are. We have started visiting homes ourselves to see where our support is most needed. Many homes need a great deal of repair and we therefore envisage that this work will be ongoing for several months. It is important to us that we do what we can to ensure that people are safe and living in homes that are habitable, but we can of course only do this if we are aware where these homes and families are”. We would like to issue an appeal to anyone who is struggling as a result of the floods to please contact us on 966 723 733 or alternatively, email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will continue to provide updates on progress via the local press and social media. Please remember to check our website at www.helpvegabaja.com and the HELP Vega Baja Facebook page.

New Initiative to Support People in the Community

Emergency Contact Card

Knowing where you can turn for help is an important issue and one that many people, particularly expats face day after day. We at Help Vega Baja decided that we would do something to try to alleviate this problem and recently introduced an Emergency Contact Card ( in both English and Spanish )  providing valuable information of where support may be available.  This full-page card comes already folded to the size of a credit card and therefore fits very easily into a purse or gents wallet.

On one side of the card details of charities  are listed together with other useful telephone numbers, including hospitals, police etc. On the reverse, there is
space for the holder to put as much personal information as they wish. There are boxes for medical conditions, contact information in the event of an accident, allergies, medication and much more - even details of any pets that may be at home alone! 
 The card is aimed to provide, for example, emergency services details should the holder be taken to A & E and unable to communicate. We have gained permission to have the cards available at GP surgeries in the area, chemists, town halls and many other outlets have already started to take them in to offer to clients. Certain areas of the police are now aware of the leaflets including the N332 group who have also kindly agreed to circulate them in their talks around the area. We also aim to speak shortly with the ambulance service, again to raise awareness.  This way we can ensure that we have the best chance of people knowing about the card should someone be involved in an accodent or perhaps simply found wandering the streets.

The leaflets are available from the Charitys San Miguel Centreif you would like to come along to collectone, or if you would like to take a supply to distribute to perhaps a group that you are involved with.

The most important thing is for people to ensure they fill them in.They will only be of help if you fill in the details and carry it with you at all times. There is a copy available on this website that can be printed off plus details of the outlets that have them in stock. If you are interested in having a supply please call us .

Outlets where you can collect your card:

www.rockysarean.com

Route 66   Benejofar

Manhattan    CaboRoig

Chiefs     La Marina

Jilly's Bar    Torrevieja

Glens Den   Campoverde

The Pub    La Marina

Sams Bar   La Marina

Glens Bar    San Luis

Coffe del Mar    Playa  Flamenca

The Queen Victoria Pub   Cabo Roig

News 4u   La Marina

The Angel Sports Bar  La Marina

The Loung   La Marina

The Hogs Head   La Marina

The Winchester    Villsmartin

Final Whistle    La Marina

Mulberrys  La Marina

Twilights Bar   La Marina

Frikadellen Bar    Cuidad Quesada

Johnsons Supermarket   La Marina

Edinas  Bar    Doña Pepa

Little Don Carlos    El Raso

Spice Hut   Cuidad Quesada

The Big Eat Cafe  La Marina

La Marina Spots Complex

Woodstock Bar   La Marina

Yorkshire  Linen   La Marina

The watering Hole   Benjofar

Playa  1      La Marina

Bus stop   La Marina

Diamond Flores    Cuidad   Quesada

Quesdad  Fish and Chips    Cuidad  Quesada

Halfway House   Cuidad Quesada

Harrys Bar   Cuidad Quesada

Jollys Bar  Cuidad Quesada

The old 9th Bar    Rojales

El Pirata Bar     Rojales