Amey & Ferrovial support Emergency Response Fund

21 May 2020

With the outbreak of COVID-19 creating additional strains on the more vulnerable members of the Forces community, SSAFA has set up the Emergency Response Fund to alleviate immediate pressures swiftly and effectively, for anyone in need.

Amey and Ferrovial Agroman have stepped up to support this initiative by securing £44,000 in financial assistance through their parent company Ferrovial’s Juntos COVID-19 Fund. Ferrovial has promised support for institutions fighting the pandemic in social, healthcare and research fields in Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The Emergency Response Fund will support the most vulnerable of SSAFA’s beneficiaries who need help right now. Many are in the high-risk age category, have health problems, or are on low incomes.

The need is greater than ever, as since the arrival of COVID-19 SSAFA has seen calls to our confidential helpline, Forcesline, increase. Outreach requests are also more critical - with problems related to debt, housing and mental health issues associated with loneliness and isolation.

We are enormously grateful for this financial support, during a time where our care is needed more than ever. We aim to help any member of the Forces family who requires assistance as swiftly and effectively as possible. The Emergency Response Fund will enable us to do just that, but we couldn’t have created it without the backing of companies such as Ferrovial. I would like to express my thanks to them for helping us to ensure that no member of the military community feels alone – especially during this challenging and isolating period.

- Sir Andrew Gregory, CEO, SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity

These charities have been working to help those most in need throughout this challenging time. I have been moved by stories of great kindness and generosity during this pandemic and so it feels right that we play our part in helping ensure vital funding reaches organisations who need it.

- Amanda Fisher, Chief Executive, Amey

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