Charity seeks support to help needy

Tara Nielsen, of ARK (pictured with a family that the charity supports) is seeking donations to help support those in need.
Tara Nielsen, of ARK (pictured with a family that the charity supports) is seeking donations to help support those in need.

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Charity Acts of Random Kindness is mobilising to help support families in need during the coronavirus crisis.

The charity handed out some $3,000 in food vouchers to around 20 families this week.

It is looking for community support to be able to help more people as the economic impact of Cayman closing its borders takes its toll.

Tara Nielsen, of ARK, said anything would help – from a $10 gift voucher to a major donation.

She is also investigating the possibility of a sponsored family scheme, where families who are doing okay can cook meals and deliver them to those who are struggling. The details and hygiene protocols are still being worked out.

Nielsen encouraged the community to do anything they could to help prevent families from going without essentials during the ongoing crisis.

She said ARK aimed to fill the gap for those who were not getting money from the Needs Assessment Unit or who were waiting for payments to be approved.

She also hopes to work with other charities, like Meals on Wheels, to help them keep operating and ramp up to assist more people.

Vouchers can be dropped off at Jasmine hospice or donations can be made through Cayman ARK Butterfield Bank account. The account numbers are 01201039292 (USD) or 02201039292 (KYD).

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