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The solidarity festive handkerchiefs raise 19,440 euros (19/06/2020)

| To reinforce aid to people especially affected by the COVID-19 crisis | Hundreds of balconies were adorned with nearly 3,900 scarves as a gesture of remembrance to the patron saint festivities within the campaign 'This year we live them with our hearts and we all win' This contribution reinforces the collaboration agreement that the Caravaca City Council will sign in the near future with the Spanish Red Cross, within the solidarity account whose current collection amounts to 27,1000 eurosThe project encompasses several axes of work, such as school support classes and access to new technologies for children with basic needs, training courses and guidance for employment, as well as collaboration with the Commonwealth of Social Services for the program aimed at the elderly 65 years and families with special difficultiesIn addition to the generosity and exemplary behavior of the caravaqueños especially on those dates, the City Council and festive representatives have thanked the collaboration of Postres Reina, Congecar, the points of sale, manufacturers Tejidos Molina and Rótulos Reales and the components of the Bando de the Wine Horses that made their distributionThe initiative of the festive scarves that were put on sale in the days prior to the dates of the patron saint festivities - suspended by the COVID-19 pandemic - has raised 19,440 euros, an amount that adds to the donations made to date by individuals and companies to the municipal solidarity account up to the amount of 27,100 euros."This important aid, the result of the contribution of nearly 3,900 citizens, will be entirely destined to collaborate with neighbors especially affected by the coronavirus crisis and this is the best closure that the campaign can have" This year we lived them with our hearts and we won all of us, with which we caravaqueños overturn, transforming the sad, unusual and unexpected situation of not being able to hold our parties into a feeling of unity, hope and solidarity ”, the mayor stressed.The money collected will go to reinforce social services and benefits.

To do this, the City of Caravaca de la Cruz will sign a collaboration agreement with the Spanish Red Cross in the near future.The national organization is finalizing a project adapted to the municipality, which will work on several axes, one of the main ones being the school support and socio-educational monitoring program for children with basic deficiencies between the ages of 4 and 16, including the provision of school supplies.

and aid for access to new technologies.This solidarity initiative will also strengthen the agreement with the Red Cross on training and orientation for employment, as well as support for the Northwest Community of Social Services for the social inclusion and fight against poverty program aimed at families with special needs.

difficulties.The Red Cross will also carry out awareness-raising and prevention actions against pathological gambling and other addictive behaviors, especially among the youngest. The initiative of the solidarity scarves emerged as the end of the campaign 'This year we live them with our hearts and we all win' and their objective was to have a gesture of solidarity and at the same time remember the festivities in honor of the Blessed Virgin and Vera Cruz and especially with the Wine Horses, which this year are the only candidacy that will represent Spain before UNESCO as candidates for Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.In the informative act held in the Plenary Hall, the older sister of the Brotherhood of Vera Cruz, Mari Carmen López; the Secretary of the Celebration Commission, Dolores Giménez, as well as the president of the Red Cross, Elena Baquero, along with other collaborators of the initiative.During the same, in addition to the contribution of the neighbors, the collaboration of the volunteers of the Bando de los Caballos del Vino for the distribution, of the points of sale, Royal Labels and Molina Fabrics and especially to the local companies Grupo Desserts Reina and Congecar, which have been the main sponsors of this initiative launched by the Caravaqueño City Council, with the support of festive estates.The nearly 3,900 scarves sold adorned balconies and windows in hundreds of homes both in the urban area and the districts, but they also traveled to more than 20 municipalities outside of Caravaca, such as Mallorca, Valencia, Madrid or Barcelona, ??among other Spanish cities with residents who also carried the patron saint festivals of Caravaca in their hearts.

The demand was such that three replenishments were made during the last two weeks of April. 

Source: Ayuntamiento de Caravaca de la Cruz

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