Busy time ahead for SVP as charity say they expect over 50,000 calls this Christmas – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Busy time ahead for SVP as charity say they expect over 50,000 calls this Christmas




The Society of St Vincent dePaul have revealed today that thy are expecting to see their phone lines bein more busy than ever this Christmas with more than 50,000 expected in the coming weeks ahead.

The charity have also said even though there has been a economic upturn they still recieve the same amount of calls as they did during the recession.

Speaking about the busy Christmas period Vice President Kieran Stafford says just one change in persons life can easily put a family into poverty.

Mr Stafford said: “It could be someone losing their job, it could be someone getting sick in the house, and that is not necessarily the mother or the father or maybe the person who is working, you could have a child who gets sick in the house and it puts enormous pressure, on the family both emotionally and financially.”

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