The “Unidos por Portugal” Campaign raises almost 600 thousand euros for Hospitals and IPSS
The fundraising campaign “Unidos por Portugal” (“United for Portugal”) intends to acquire hospital and personal protection equipment to be delivered to the SNS and IPSS’s.
Portugal today faces an unprecedented situation. The COVID-19 pandemic brought unimaginable challenges for which no one was prepared and for which it is urgent to find answers. In order to combat this calamity, it is a priority to support the National Health Service and Social Solidarity Institutions, two sectors that provide better care to the sick and the most disadvantaged population.
To help these sectors, SIC Esperança and SIC, in partnership with the Portuguese Football Federation, launch the fundraising campaign “Unidos por Portugal”.
Jogámos o jogo das nossas vidas e juntos conseguimos angariar mais de 594 mil euros para a compra de equipamento hospitalar e proteção individual para hospitais e IPSS. Obrigado pela sua contribuição! #unidosporportugal #sic #fpf #unidosporportugal
Publicado por SIC Notícias em Sexta-feira, 3 de abril de 2020
Brands such as Altice, AR Telecom, CUF, E.Leclerc, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Galp, Lusíadas Saúde, Missão Contiente, NOS, Nowo, Santander, SIBS and Vodafone have already joined this campaign.
To date, the campaign has raised 594,567.58 euros for the purchase of hospital equipment and personal protection for hospitals and IPSS.
“The funds raised by Unidos por Portugal will now serve to respond to requests for support from 775 institutions for personal protective equipment and for personal protective equipment in hospitals“, explained the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF).
In Portugal, which is in a state of emergency from March 19 to April 17, there were 266 deaths and 10 524 cases of confirmed infections, according to the balance made by the Directorate-General for Health.