More than 450 meals were provided to workers at the Health Services Authority (HSA) over the Easter weekend through a ‘Feeding the Frontline’ initiative by Cayman Finance. Supported by donations from its membership, Cayman Finance was able to coordinate lunch deliveries for HSA staff over four days.
The Cayman Finance ‘Feeding the Frontline’ programme was created to provide support to HSA frontline workers, as they provide yeoman’s service during the evolving COVID-19 global pandemic.
“A global pandemic can be a scary and anxiety-inducing time for everyone, but frontline health care workers face additional stresses at work and outside of it,” noted Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott. “This is just one way that we were able to show appreciation for some of the essential workers putting in the hours to ensure our Cayman community is safe from the pandemic that is wreaking havoc around the world.”
HSA CEO Lizzette Yearwood expressed gratitude for the generous support. “Since the pandemic reached our shores, we have really felt the support of our community rally around us. We were grateful to receive these food donations which was well received in keeping healthcare workers fuelled for the long shifts on the frontline while they care for their patients. All donations, big or small, go a long way in lifting staff moral by giving them a bit of respite during their day and allowing them to feel the direct support of the community,” Ms Yearwood said.
“Having several family members involved in the medical field and many on the frontline in their countries, I know first-hand the importance of organizations like Cayman Finance showing compassion and support to those working to keep our community safe at this time,” noted Conor O’Dea, Chairman of Cayman Finance.
Mr Scott indicated that the not-for-profit organisation would continue liaising with its members across the Cayman Islands Financial Services Industry on further programmes to provide assistance where needs are greatest. “With the support and funding of our membership, we are also working on other initiatives designed to help those in need within the local community amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.