Helping Hands 'a lifesaver'


Thirty-six volunteers, including children, from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, recently put their helping hands together to assist two seniors in Bodden Town. 

Under the guiding principle “one person working alone can accomplish some things, but many people working together makes work light,” the volunteers tackled many chores. 

Dressed in white T-shirts displaying the phase “Mormon Helping Hands,” the group got busy weeding, chopping, replacing fans and shower curtains, trimming flowers and painting, vigorously giving the home of two brothers a major facelift.  

“What can I say? This is more than a helping hand. It is a lifesaver,” said Stalin Berry. “This was years of dirt and grime buildup, and for the work that these good folks have done to make a difference in my life, may God bless them.”  

Murray Johnson, a church member, said, “These two fellows were living pretty austere, and they can use all the help they can get.  

“After we found out about the situation from the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman, we were only too willing to help get their home in order,” he said. 

Even youngsters in the group did not mind helping. Young Ella Cuningham said she felt good about her contribution. “I would love to come and paint for them again because I love to paint,” she said with a huge smile. 

“We feel that being part of the community is very import to the church, and when the need arises there are helping hands that ready and willing to get the task done,” Mr. Johnson said. 


Members of the Helping Hands group install a new fan for Stalin Berry, left.