News Release

Donation to the Barbados Council for the Disabled

On Thursday, May 21, 2020, 80 bags of food items were delivered to the Council’s Headquarters at Harambee House, the Garrison, St. Michael. These supplies will go to needy families who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The disabled community in Barbados are among our most vulnerable and have been severely affected by the global pandemic, the strict curfew and related restrictions implemented to slow the spread of this deadly virus. On Thursday morning, Latter-day Saint Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, donated 80 bags of food supplies to assist those families most in need. The life of a disabled person can be challenging in the best of times, and the economic current situation has created some cases of dire need, which the Church is seeking to alleviate.

Roseanna Tudor, Operations Manager for the Council, was on hand to formally receive the food parcels from the Church Humanitarian Missionaries. The missionary couple also praised Massy Stores Barbados for facilitating the project. Ms. Tudor expressed her appreciation for the support and said that it would make a big difference to the recipients, and that the BCD was always happy to work with LDS Charities.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a longstanding relationship with the Barbados Council for the Disabled, having previously donated wheelchairs, crutches and walkers, facilitated training in wheelchair assembly and repairs, and assessment of mobility-impaired people.

These donations are part of the Latter-day Saints Charities world-wide efforts to provide help, supplies and support to those in need, especially during the global pandemic. Such donations are carefully monitored to ensure that all items are accounted for, and that they reach the intended recipients as quickly as possible.

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