As many of us know, the onset of Covid-19/coronavirus has affected people all across the globe. Many, unfortunately, have lost beloved family members, friends and acquaintances to which we send our deepest condolences to their families and friends who knew them.
In addition to the tragic number of lives lost, millions of jobs have been affected. Lots of individuals have been out of work and struggling to make ends meet. It is already challenging enough for those who are healthy and able bodied. However, it has been an even tougher issue for those with physical disabilities. Many are high risk of with devastating results if they contract the virus and therefore, they remain at home to keep themselves safe and as healthy as possible.
The use of the internet has been a huge blessing to ensure we all stay connected and in contact in order to see where there is a need to help each other out. For example, people have been donating their time volunteering by going grocery shopping for elders and those who must remain homebound due to health risks. It is beautiful, despite some sad times covid-19 has caused around the globe, how many individuals and organizations have shown their true heart and care.
This is a great positive in many ways in that there are many places where individuals with disabilities can get help from their state, country, family members and/or friends. They are able to get the care they need in the best way possible considering the global pandemic circumstance. Yet in many areas this is not the case. For example, in Grenada, the situation for people with disabilities such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida is not good. With the nature of these conditions, it is already hard enough to be able to do certain types of physical work. In addition to that it can be very, very difficult to get extra help including getting basic care.
Considering all of this, Nation To Nation Outreach Worldwide, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Maryland with it’s sister base in Grenada West Indies, whose mission is to fight against poverty worldwide, is dedicating a portion of time and donations (tax deductible) to help those with physical disabilities in Grenada. Their goal is to provide much needed medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, incontinence supplies, etc. as well as educational, emotional and social support. Room, board and meals will be provided for those who wish to directly volunteer. Please contact them here.
It is understandable that covid-19 has devastated many individuals worldwide. People need help all over and it is important we do all we can to help each other get through this in any way we can. After all, we are all in this together.