The National Democratic Congress National Care Initiative (NDC NCI) entered its second phase of community outreach to help those most in need. As families continue to grapple with our current economic realities, there’s a great need to support those who are most vulnerable in our midst.
During the last few weeks, over five hundred hampers were distributed throughout Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique. In the initial phase it was quite evident that there was a need for adding masks to the hampers. Hence, the NDC NCI quickly established a sewing center where five hundred masks were made for distribution. This was indeed a welcomed addition as families were better equipped to protect themselves.
Support was also extended to our essential workers by distributing cases of water to their place of employment. A total of 45 cases were distributed to health care employees, media personnel and police officers throughout the island. This venture was made possible through the kind donations from the NDC Toronto Chapter, NDC Grenada and Mt. Pure. The NDC NCI values the commitment of our essential workers and we extend our gratitude to them as they all play a role in keeping us safe and healthy.
Our most recent initiative included providing meals to over fifty students in South St. George. The school feeding program is a vital source of nutrition for our students. With the closure of schools, children and their families are now tasked with the responsibility of exploring alternative options for food. It was indeed heartwarming to ease the burden for the parents. Without a doubt sharing a meal is a unifying human experience and we were pleased to enjoy this moment with the younger generation.
As schools gradually reopen, the NDC NCI will continue its efforts by helping to provide meals to form five students who are preparing for exams. We recognized that it is a difficult time to maintain their learning routines and study for CXC CSEC exams. These children are faced with lots of responsibilities during this unprecedented period of their lives. Our goal is to ensure that by providing a meal it lessens the burden on the parents.
As the situation evolves, the NDC NCI will continue to adjust to the needs of our people. Sticking to our mantra, “Putting People First”, it is imperative that we put all our efforts into assisting our communities during these unpredictable times. However, we cannot do it alone. If you are interested in contributing or volunteering to this cause please contact Ali Dowden at (473)420-7582 or reach out to an NDC representative in your constituency. It is often quoted “many hands make light work” and we can all come together to help our nation during these trying times.
A special thank you to all those who made the second phase of this initiative a tremendous success. Particularly, the hardworking volunteers who contributed their time and talents to creating the face masks. To our donors, NDC Toronto Chapter, Mt Pure Water, The Pascall’s, Brother Ray Roberts and his team of South St. George; including other individuals locally and abroad who gave their unwavering support to this cause. We appreciate all your efforts and look forward to your continued support.