Local mountain rescue team receives donation

Amazon Donation Mountain REscue

A local mountain rescue team has received a €1,000 donation from the team at Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Dublin. Dublin and Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team (DWMRT) responds to emergencies in upland areas of Dublin, Wicklow and Louth. The team consists of over 60 highly trained volunteer mountain rescuers, working closely with the National Ambulance Service, the Irish Coast Guard and Defence Forces. The donation from Amazon in Dublin will go towards helping continue to provide a professional-standard rescue service to emergencies in upland areas of Dublin, Wicklow and Louth.

Speaking on the donation, Darragh Kelly, General Manager at Amazon in Dublin, said “Enjoying the outdoors is an important part of maintaining good wellbeing, but sometimes people find themselves in tricky circumstances when the weather turns, or other external factors impact their activities. That’s where charities like DWMRT come in for making sure people are looked after in emergencies. I’m pleased to make this donation to DWMRT on behalf of Dave, who loves to hike in Ireland’s gorgeous mountains.”

Dave Carneda, an employee at Amazon in Dublin who nominated the charity for support, said “The bravery of the volunteers of DWMRT is what encouraged me to put the charity forward to receive a donation from Amazon. Their skill and passion deserves to be rewarded, and I’m delighted that Amazon in Dublin is recognising that with me.”

Shane Daly, Team Leader at DWMRT, added “On behalf of everyone at DWMRT, I want to thank Darragh, Dave and the team at Amazon in Dublin. We are a volunteer rescue service, available 24 hours per day, every day, to respond to any emergencies that arise. Donations like this help us in our mission to help those in need, as demand for our services has increased more than threefold over the last decade, with our team now responding to more than 100 callouts per year.”

The donation to Dublin and Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team was made as part of Amazon’s programme to support the communities in and around its operating locations in Ireland. Since opening its doors in 2022, the Dublin fulfilment centre has supported many community organisations locally, with donations totalling over €40,000. Charities supported by the team at the fulfilment centre include Cliona’s Foundation, Jigsaw and LauraLynn Children’s Hospice. The Amazon fulfilment centre in Dublin, the first of its kind in Ireland, opened in August 2022 providing more than 500 new permanent jobs. The 630,000 square foot centre at Baldonnell Business Park in Dublin holds millions of items that are picked, packed and shipped to customers across Ireland and the rest of Europe.

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