“What is needed is money”, recalls the technical director of Pevolca
Town councils, associations, entities, companies and individuals are organized so that the aid reaches the families
The technical director of Pevolca, Miguel Ángel Morcuende, pointed out this Wednesday that in the middle of the volcanic eruption La Palma now needs “liquid money” for the affected families and not so much basic materials because that coverage is guaranteed.
“What is needed is money,” he said at a press conference held after the steering committee meeting, underlining that there are no “complaints” about food or the need for blankets, clothing or basic items, beyond some difficulty for the transfer.
“There are no problems in this regard, do not contribute more although they thank each other. Money is what is best for people“, he commented, in reference to the citizen, business and institutional initiatives launched to collect donations.
Both the Cabildo de La Palma and the municipalities of El Paso and Los Llanos de Aridane have opened bank accounts or payments through Bizum to collect donations.
The volcano eruption on La Palma It has sparked waves of solidarity with the thousands of people who have been affected by rivers of lava that destroy everything in their path. Now what is also needed is to eat palm plantain.
Clothes, household goods, toys, money, food for livestock and pets, offers of psychological help or money collections are some of the donations that municipalities, associations, entities and individuals collect in order for La Palma to recover as soon as possible .
The El Paso City Council has set up three telephone lines to channel the waves of solidarity with the thousands of people affected by the eruption of the volcano on La Palma. The phone numbers are:
Help for accommodation: those who have a room or a home where they can accommodate people affected by the volcano’s eruption can call the 689 542 688.
Donations: those who can make donations will have to contact the number 680 443 551.
Volunteers: Those who want to collaborate as volunteers should contact the 638 780 770.
❗️The @AytoElPaso has set up telephone lines to channel aid to those affected by the volcanic eruption:
– Cabildo de La Palma (@CabLaPalma) September 22, 2021
The municipalities of Los Llanos de Aridane and El Paso are the most affected by the catastrophic eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano they have opened bank accounts where they can receive financial donations for the victims.
In the case of Los Llanos de Aridane, transfers made from Spain must be made to the account ES06 2100 1921 1902 0014 1752 and for those who do it from abroad BOXESBBXXX.
El Paso has two bank accounts: one in The Box ES26 2100 7109 3122 0015 5652 and another in Box seven ES57 3076 0480 67100 761 6723.
Clothing and food collection points
Different points have been set up on La Palma to collect food, clothing and basic necessities for those affected. The San Andrés y Sauces Town Hall has placed the collection point at the Mayo Residence (Ciro González Street 7 A), Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information you can call the phone 922 450 203. A collection point has also been set up Federation of Entrepreneurs of La Palma (Fedepalma) at the following addresses: Multiple Use buildings in Santa Cruz de La Palma (lower left, above Correos) and Los Llanos de Aridane (Calle El Calvario 11). In both places, donations can be delivered from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Canary Islands Animal Defense and Protection Association (Adepac) has announced that will send members of his team from Tenerife to La Palma to bring food and deliver it to the protective palm trees. The collection points in Tenerife are at: La Salle Veterinary Clinic, La Manada (La Laguna), Cefi Peluqueros (Radazul), Lola Peluquería (Puertito de Güímar) and Simba Dog Grooming (La Matanza).
The El Cabo de Santa Cruz de Tenerife Artistic Union has joined the solidarity campaign. Will collect household goods, clothing, hygiene products, toys, shoes or school supplies at his local on Calle de La Noria 15 in the capital of Tenerife this week. For those people who cannot move and want to collaborate, call 626 22 86 26. In the south of Tenerife, donations of basic necessities can also be left at the Hormiguitas Park children’s center, on Carretera General del Sur 120, El Chorrillo, telephone 662 95 79 66. Banks
BBVA has launched a support plan for families and companies that are suffering the consequences of the volcanic eruption on La Palma, with the aim that they can face these moments of uncertainty and return to normalcy. The aforementioned bank has launched two lines of financing, one for individuals and another for affected SMEs and freelancers.
The solidarity initiatives also come from the province of Las Palmas. There is the Mukkies toy store in Playa Honda, in the Lanzarote municipality of San Bartolomé, which has decided to allocate 10% of the sales it makes this month to games and toys that will be sent to La Palma through the Red Cross.
The Official College of Psychology of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has made a free psychological care service available to those who need help at this time. They can send a WhatsApp message or call the following telephones: 600 756 760, 696 087 014 and 922 28 90 60. You can also contact them through the following email: [email protected]