Resilience is the ability of a person and of a society to adapt to change and bounce back from adversity. In this COVID-19 era, it will take each resident and organisation in the Cayman Islands (private and public sector) to step up and work with each other to solve our community’s most critical challenges of meeting everyone’s basic needs for food, shelter, healthcare and jobs.
“Resilience Cayman”, A community service initiative of the Chamber of Commerce, is a volunteer-run initiative established to help connect non-profits, entrepreneurs and businesses with tools, funds and volunteers to identify, assess, and meet community needs as they emerge during times of crisis.
The initiative launched with four key programs:
Food Support- providing food bags/boxes and food vouchers to residents that do not qualify for other existing programs, and sponsoring daily meal services for those who have lost their income since March;
Financial Literacy- providing budgeting tools and financial counselling for those struggling with their bills;
Wellness Program- providing a 30-day supply of Vitamin C to front line workers to boost their immunity as they keep Cayman safe and healthy;
Farm Box – an online local farmer’s market, supporting local farms and increasing access to fresh produce for residents.
Requests for support, and to volunteer for any one of the four key programs can be made through the Resilience Cayman website at www.resilience.ky or by clicking on the links above.
Businesses, farms and non-profit organisations that would like to partner with Resilience Cayman, or anyone interested in more information on the programs or to donate are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org.