Christmas comes early for Ms McLean

For Elba Corina McLean, there’s finally some light at the end of her long road to recovery following Hurricane Ivan. She is about to get repairs to her house completed thanks to the collaborative efforts of Love in Action and the National Recovery Fund.

Elba Corina McLean

Elba Corina McLean gets a visit from Rev. Nicholas Sykes of Love in Action, project manager Bert Foster and Dr. Mark Laskin of the National Recovery Fund. Both organizations are working together to complete repairs to her house, which was damaged by Hurricane Ivan. Photo: Submitted

With some four feet of flood waters in her house and loss of the roof, the house required extensive repairs and the waiting has brought some anxious moments, said a press release from the NRF.

The roof was replaced by the NRF, which has now gone a step further by pooling together with Love in Action to underwrite the cost of re-wiring the house, restoring the ceiling and other repairs so that the electricity supply can be restored.

With her daughter and three grandchildren also occupying the house on Watler’s Road, Ms McLean is elated that at last her house will be fully restored in time for Christmas.

‘I’m grateful for everything you’ve done,’ she told NRF Executive Director Dr. Mark Laskin, Project Manager Bert Foster and Rev. Nicholas Sykes and Brian Pairaudeau of Love in Action during a recent visit.

Love in Action is an outreach of the Cayman Ministers Association, led by Pastor Al Ebanks, Rev. Nicholas Sykes and Pastor Dave George.

The National Recovery Fund, a private independent trust, was set up after Hurricane Ivan to provide relief to those most affected by the hurricane. The Fund has been instrumental in carrying out repairs to hundreds of homes around the island and relies solely on private donations, the release said.

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