IRELAND HELPS NATIVE AMERICANS IN THANKS FOR POTATO FAMINE AID
"A crowdfunding campaign to help Native Americans hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic has been flooded with donations from Ireland in remembrance of a centuries-old bond. A GoFundMe page for Navajo and Hopi families affected by COVID-19 had raised over $3.1 million (€2.85m) .. , helped by thousands of donations from people with Irish surnames. Many donors left comments saying they were giving in remembrance of Native American aid to Ireland during the Great Hunger of the 1840s. "It’s quite touching and just mind-blowing, really. I checked with GoFundMe and they confirmed we had over 20,000 donations from Ireland to our campaign – amounting to over $670,000 in donations," Ethel Branch, who organised the fundraiser, told Euronews in a live interview.