THE generosity of a young Limerick girl who brought her Tooth Fairy money to the Redemptorists to help with the appeal for funds for Ukraine has inspired the entire local community.
“This little girl, she was aged about eight or nine, arrived in with a basket of money amounting to €230,” Fr Seamus Enright, who is spearheading the appeal, told the Limerick Post.
“It was her Tooth Fairy money, her pocket money and pocket money contributed by her brothers and friends. It was very touching,” Fr Seamus said.
Fr Seamus said he does not know the little girl’s name but added that he wanted to thank her and her family and friends for their very thoughtful donation.
Meanwhile, the Redemptorists’ appeal is now heading for €600,000, and the money is all being spent on relief and support for the suffering people of Ukraine.
The order has secured a power generator, which has been sent to the Redemptorist monastery in Ivano-Frankivisk, where Fr Taras Kchik and his confreres are providing shelter, food and medical help for more than 60 orphans, their carers and more than 40 other refugees from the bombed city of Kharkiv.
The Redemptorists have been working on the ground in Ukraine and preserving safe corridors to get food, medical and other vital supplies into the country from the beginning of the war.
They have promised to stay put to provide refuge and support in the country, despite the mounting Russian army aggression.
Meanwhile, the Redemptorist appeal is still open for much-needed donations, which can be made by credit card on 061 315099.
Cheques made payable to the Redemptorists Limerick may be mailed to Fr Seamus Enright, Mount St Alphonsus, South Circular Road Limerick.