Rotarians dig in to aid Bodden Town

Bodden Town is one of the prettiest areas in the world.

I know we call it Bodden Town but it has a real village feel.

Everybody knows everybody.

Smiles and good spirit are everywhere.

It has a gorgeous bay and some of the nicest people on the islands.

Bodden Town took a terrible hit by Ivan and almost every house and building suffered some damage. There have been very few complaints and everybody has joined in a rebuilding effort that has to be seen to be believed.

After Hurricane Ivan the presidents of the three Grand Cayman Clubs decided to form a joint Rotary Hurricane Relief Fund and work together to help the community recover from the effects of the storm. With club funds and donations from local sources and overseas, over $300,000 has been raised.

About $100,000 has been expended on essential appliances and supplies and building materials for repairs throughout Grand Cayman on various projects. The most recent undertaking was in Bodden Town where a house was severely damaged by sea water and sand which buried much of the property. Members from each of the three Grand Cayman clubs, together with the help of Fred Whittaker of Ricco Construction, cleared the sand in preparation for repairs to the house.

The Bodden Towners invited Rotarians to a thank-you get-together on Ash Wednesday and a great time was enjoyed by all.

‘Bodden Town will be back and better than ever,” said Caroline Solomon, who with other members of the Bodden Town community, accepted a cheque, which will help provide much needed appliances.

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