The Hunger Day street collection yielded 1 170 000 euros

Laura Vesa / Suomen Punainen Risti
Arja Byde tuli lahjoittamaan, kun Suvi Putkonen keräsi Koskikeskuksessa.
Image: Laura Vesa / Suomen Punainen Risti

You can still donate online and by phone until the end of October.

The Hunger Day street collection ended up raising some 1 170 000 euros. The street collection was held on 20–22 September, and it inspired thousands of people from all over Finland to participate.
 
The total amount of funds raised during the collection will be revealed in November. The final result will include other donation methods, such as SMS, online, and mobile donations.
 
“The Finnish Red Cross would not be able to aid the victims of disasters globally and in Finland without the contributions of our volunteers and donors. Thanks to you, we can offer help where it’s needed the most,”  says Raisa Heinämäki, the coordinator for the Hunger Day campaign.
 

Donating will continue online until the end of October

Hunger Day is the largest annual collection of the Finnish Red Cross. The collection continues until the end of October.
 
“Even if you missed the street collections, you can still create your own virtual donation box and collect donations on social media. Even the smallest sums make a great difference,” Heinämäki states.
 
The Hunger Day collection raises uncommitted funds for the Finnish Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The funds are used to aid the victims of conflicts and disasters both in Finland and elsewhere in the world.
 
This year, the collected funds are used to aid the victims of violence fleeing to Bangladesh from Myanmar, as well as the victims of the Mangkhut typhoon in the Philippines, to name a few examples.
 
In Finland, the Disaster Relief Fund is used to aid the victims of fires. Last year, the Finnish Red Cross helped 345 fire victims in 121 cases.
 
The Hunger Day of this autumn is the 38th of its kind.
 

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