A GROUP of Donegal people living in Boston have transferred $40,000 to the Buncrana branch of the Red Cross to help flood victims in Inishowen.
The Homes of Donegal fundraiser attracted attention of Irish expatriates in Boston to help people in Inishowen whose homes were devastated by the floods of August 22.
Last Tuesday the first instalment of $40,000 (some €34,000) was transferred to the Red Cross to directly help flood victims in Inishowen.
And following another major fundraising event this Sunday, the organisers hope to be able to transfer another $40,000 to the flood relief fund.
Moville man, Oran McGonagle, who has been involved in the fundraising for the flood victims from the beginning along with Malin man Declan Houton, said Inishowen will always be considered home to so many people living in Boston.
“We just want to let everyone know that although we may not live there it’s still our home and we’re still part of the community wherever we live.
“Donegal people over here are amazing – it’s unreal the effort that people have given towards this fundraiser,” Oran said.