As you read today’s paper, chances are that either you or someone you know has either been laid off from regular work.
These are unprecedented times, not only in the Cayman Islands but across the modern world. The need for us to look after one another has not been this stark in several years.
There have long been those in the community who provide assistance to the most vulnerable among us, but this has been magnified in recent weeks, as those on the fringes of economic survival ballooned almost overnight.
To those who have been on the frontlines of providing relief, whether it be meals or otherwise, we salute your efforts. You are among the true heroes of this crisis.
To those who have been largely unaffected financially so far, still have the means and have not yet offered help to others, we urge you to consider the plight of your neighbours and extend a helping hand.
There are several noble charitable initiatives out there, including Feed Our Future, Meals on Wheels, Cayman Food Bank, and others. In giving whatever you can, others who are not as fortunate and whose rainy day funds are evaporating as rapidly as a puddle in the Cayman heat will be able to benefit.
Every dollar, every tin of non-perishable food adds up. As our Jamaican brothers and sisters would say, ‘one, one coco full basket’.
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