75 vulnerable families benefit from COVID-19 relief
The Rotary Club of Georgetown and the Rotaract Club of the University of Guyana (UG) teamed up to donate 75 hampers to vulnerable families in Sophia, Greater Georgetown, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to information received, the hampers were distributed to families in need with the aim of providing economic relief.
The items of the hampers, which included food items, toiletries, and cleaning products, were collected with the help of generous sponsors as well as the members of the three clubs.
The club said the effects of the coronavirus have not only created a health crisis on the entire world and Guyana, but also, an unprecedented socio-economic crisis.
“As this pandemic is far from over, with its impact having lasting effects on the livelihoods of individuals and communities, it is more important now than ever that we reach out more frequently to lend a helping hand”, they said.
“It is against this backdrop that the Rotaract Club of Georgetown, the Rotary Club of Georgetown, and the Rotaract Club of the University of Guyana decided to join hands to reach out to these families”.
The Rotary Club of Georgetown and the Rotaract Club of the University of Guyana said they would like to give a huge thank you to their sponsors: Food for the Poor, Demerara Distillery Limited, Real Value Supermarket, Banks DIH, Massy and generous monetary donations from members and society.
Meanwhile, the Rotaract Club of Georgetown has a long-standing relationship with this particular community and has been reaching out to the children of the community through their literacy programme for more than twenty years.