Tenants at BHC Southside Facilities Receive Food Donations

This year, Nina Webb felt the need to do a food drive for those in the community who need it the most. So yesterday, she decided to contribute to both of the Bermuda Housing Corporation’s housing facilities in St. David’s, Langley House for the men and Gulf Stream for the women.

“ These are people who I grew up with and went to primary school with, they’re just people,” she said. “ Because they are down on their luck right now, they deserve to be given certain privileges and happiness just like the rest of us, but they may not be able to afford to do so. If we work together, nobody should be suffering right now.”

Of course, Ms. Webb could not have done the food drive alone and had plenty of help to have the drive go through smoothly; some of whom have been die-hards from the very beginning.

“ The football girls made all of the desserts. . . my mom is a chef and she made Mahi-Mahi and lobster bisque,” she explained. “ We did not just want to do hot dogs and hamburgers; we wanted to make sure that these people were fed and were treated with kindness, love, smiles and hugs.”

Ms. Webb and her team also asked members of the public to contribute to the food drive if they chose to and ended up with several grocery bags full of individual donations.

One of Ms. Webb’s close friends was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. A few days ago, Ms. Webb created a pledge sheet on her behalf, entitled “ Stand for Kendra.” The pledge sheet lets people put their name and come up with a positive affirmation for her, since, according to Ms. Webb, she radiates positive energy to whoever she comes in contact with.

“ On April 22, we are going to stand for 24 hours as a demonstration of some of the things that we take for granted,” she said. “ With MS, just being able to stand is something that we take for granted.”

This demonstration will be held on April 22-23 at the old Berkeley Institute, from 8 pm to 8 pm.

Ms. Webb would personally like to thank her mother Janet Webb, Lakeasha Simmons, Monique White, Dandy Stars, Gina Benjamin, Dian Lindsay, Wolette, Monica Knights, O’Neal Lindsay, Keyan Webb, Enoch Burchall, Bismallah, Tracey and Edna Sharrieff Barrit, Charlotte Kimberley Ronald Butterfield, Country Kitchen and Brenda Goater, to name a few. Yesterday’s food drive would not have been possible without the aforementioned people.

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