Residents of Mt. Salem, in St. James, are lauding the Government for the
compassionate grant in their time of need.
One recipient, Ruby Grant, said that she is appreciative of the compassionate grant of
$10,000, paid under the COVID Allocation of Resources for Employees (CARE)
programme, which she received in May.
The grant is aimed at assisting persons who are either not formally employed or
unemployed. These individuals receive a one-time cash grant of $10,000.
“I did a little babysitting before the Coronavirus (COVID – 19) pandemic, but when it
got worse I was left without an income,” Mrs. Grant, mother of two young girls, said.
Sharon Allen, a mother of four, also expressed gratitude for the $10,000 grant.
Ms. Allen, who sells produce in the community, admits that she was hit hard
financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It was rough, because sometimes I didn’t know where the next meal was coming
from for the kids, and [the grant] came just in time. So, when I got it I was so excited,
I went straight to the supermarket,” said Ms. Allen, who collected her grant from a