Rotary continues support for Bridge Foundation

Rotary Central has continued its support for halfway houses with a recent donation of food vouchers to the Bridge Foundation, a nonprofit organisation that provides accommodation and support for recovering addicts at its campus in Hell in West Bay.

The donation arose from a recent visit to the site by a regional Rotary district governor from the British Virgin Islands, who expressed his support for the work being undertaken by the foundation.

Food vouchers were presented to Bud Volinsky, chief operating officer of the foundation, by Rotary Central President Ravi Kapoor during a short ceremony held on site.

Mr. Volinsky said that he and the board of directors were grateful for the donation. He said vouchers are the lifeblood of the foundation and of several residents, particularly those who have recently been released from prison.

Mr. Kapoor said that Rotary Central recognises the need for well-run halfway house programmes in Grand Cayman. He acknowledged that addicts need a safe, secure haven in which they can be assimilated back into the community.

He said Rotary Central also wished to express gratitude to Foster’s Food Fair IGA for its support.

Mr. Volinsky said he and his fellow directors – Terry Delaney, Lemuel Hurlston and Charles Jennings – have been providing support to the government’s Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs in its efforts to bring rehabilitation reforms to Cayman’s prison system. The foundation’s transitional housing has been identified as an integral link in the campaign to curb prisoners from re-offending.

Mr. Volinsky said the foundation is committed to the utmost transparency in its dealings with all its donors, including Rotary and other service clubs. He added that annual reports are prepared by the foundation and donors are encouraged to ask questions on all aspects of the charity.

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