The Red Cross at work in Majorca. | (c) Sergio G. Canizares

The Red Cross helped over 2,400 Balearic residents from 600 different families pay off their rents and mortgages last year, the same amount than the previous year, reports confirmed yesterday.
 The organisation is responsible for a special programme currently in place only in Majorca (Majorcan Social Affairs Institute Space- IMAS), which has now  been running for the past three years, with a budget of  500,000 euros, to help local families who struggle to keep up with their payments and could face eviction from their homes.
 Project co-ordinator Juana Lozana, explained the project was given the green light in response to the mounting number  of desperate families asking for help from Red Cross  for  fear of losing their homes kept increasing year after year.