Friday, April 12, 2024

Charity struggles to secure funding

Date:

Share post:

President of the Eden Lodge Charitable Trust, Dwayne Grazette, says it is becoming even more challenging to secure funding or resources to help the vulnerable in the community.

Speaking last Saturday at the Derrick Smith School & Vocational Centre, Jackmans, St Michael, during a give-back event organised by the group, he said persistence was key because many of their efforts were unsuccessful.

“It touches my heart on a daily basis when I see the things your families go through, the conditions in which you live because some people’s lights are off. Moments ago a lady asked, ‘Y’all does pay the light bill?’ . . . and for years I’ve been trying to make a difference in your lives.

“It doesn’t come without challenges, from the donors . . . and some people who you call don’t answer their phones. Sometimes they might be like ‘He calling again?’ or some people send back notes saying ‘We can’t help’.” (Nation News)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Motion against DLP president ruled invalid

The no-confidence motion brought against president of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), Dr Ronnie Yearwood, is invalid. That is...

Israeli airstrike kills three sons of Hamas political leader in Gaza as ceasefire talks stutter

Three sons of Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh were killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza Wednesday, with Haniyeh insisting...

Wanted Man: Raphael Nowell

The Barbados Police Service (TBPS) is seeking the assistance of the public in locating Raphael Diego Nowell alias...

U.S. hurricane forecasters embark on preparedness mission to the Caribbean

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center - With the 2024 hurricane season fast approaching, NOAA and the U.S. Air...