Could the Niall Mellon Trust help Irish Homeless People?
Focus Ireland estimate there are some 3,000 homeless families in Ireland with in excess of an additional 500 homeless children in Ireland.
The Niall Mellon Trust, Housing Charity, to date has helped to house 100,000 South African People having completed more than 20,000 new homes.
Many of you will know some one who has volunteered their services to work with the trust, and give their labour in South Africa to build simple homes for people to live in.
There is a certain genius in the organisation, in that many people who never drove a nail , picked up a shovel, laid a brick, nor even held a saw, were able to build homes in South Africa after a ten hour flight there.
Mellon's efforts in providing homes for so many poor South Africans have earned praise from many quarters including Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. In 2004 he was honoured by Dublin City Council.
He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy by the Dublin Institute of Technology and a Doctor of Law from University College Cork.
Is there any way we could direct the talents of his organisation towards addressing the growing problem of Homelessness in Ireland, which is a most worthy cause?
Every person needs the security, comfort, and refuge of a home. Ireland's Homeless Charity Focus Ireland reports that cuts to rent supplement are forcing many more people into homelessness.
The Irish Government donated €5 million to the Niall Mellon Trust in 2008 following a visit to South Africa by Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Now the Niall Mellon Trust are looking to Kenya to continue their work.
With a surplus of Building land lying idle in NAMA and a resourceful organisation Like the Niall Mellon Trust on our doorstep we could abolish homelessness if we could harness the skill, drive and energy of the Niall Mellon Trust!
noses out of joint as €5m goes to Niall - National News - Independent.ie
Focus Ireland - Information sheets and Magazines
Rent supplement cuts 'making people homeless' | Irish Examiner
Niall Mellon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia