Covid-19 The Aftermath
L.C.C.A. Makes Public Appeal for Donations in Response to an Increase in Demand for Assistance
Hamilton, Bermuda, June 8, 2020 — The L.C.C.A. is making a public appeal for donations to help meet the increase in demand for its services brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. The L.C.C.A. regularly provides General Assistance in the form of Grocery vouchers and Belco vouchers to their clients and amongst other requests, pays for some prescription drugs for clients in desperate need of vital medication.
The L.C.C.A. had to temporarily close its doors and stop its services during the Lock Down / Shelter in Place.
Since the L.C.C.A. reopened and began distributing General Assistance, during the period May 20, 2020 – June 8, 2020, $4,775 in Grocery Vouchers were distributed and $300 in Belco vouchers, as Belco has deferred bill payments for some.
Chairman of the L.C.C.A., Jane Spurling said, “There is an increased need to provide more financial support for our current clients coupled with a rise in new applicants who likewise need financial support. We are appealing to those who are in position to do so, to consider providing financial support to the L.C.C.A. so that we can in turn increase our support for our present clients as well as our new clients, the majority of whom are single parent families, seniors, and those with special needs. During this time of the COVID-19 Crisis, our present clients and our new clients find themselves in need due to furlough and job redundancy. The LCCA believes that this distressing situation will continue for months and certainly continue well after the Government unemployment benefits have ceased, if not through 2021.
To enable us to meet this increased demand and possibly do more, we’d like to ask for your help. Please visit our Donate Now page to do so.
Thank you in advance for helping us to help, something we’ve been doing since 1932!
Patient Overseas Financial Aid Programme
Administered on behalf of the Bermuda Government, Ministry of Health and Family Services, the programme assists patients in financial need who must be sent overseas for medical and surgical treatments not available in Bermuda. The programme recognizes that certain patients have little or no insurance and limited ability to pay. Our trained staff will work with the patient in order to find the right solution. Find out more.
The General Assistance Programme
The LCCA assists Bermudians in need both financially and emotionally providing advice and counseling services, help with utility and other bills including prescription drugs, and help with children with special needs. Find out more.
Some of our success stories
Helping the ForgottenI think of you all every day and am so grateful of everything that you have done for me and my son. As years go on, people like us are forgotten about, but you are always willing to help. Our life has not been easy these last couple of months. As I am so busy taking care of my son, it has been very hard to get this letter of appreciation out to you. Every day is very hard, so please forgive me. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart, for your assistance. May God bless each and every one of you and your families. LW
Compassion in AbundanceI am a veteran nurse of more than forty years, and I know the meaning of compassion. Last year, I faced a medical emergency that required my travelling to the USA. I applied to the LCCA for assistance, and without hesitation my need was met. The Lady Cubitt Compassionate Association of Bermuda shows compassion in abundance. Submitted by Ms. Cynthia DeSilva
Making the difference in saving baby Titan.‘Compassionate? Yes!...and more…The LCCA is an association that lives up to its name because of the loving and caring people that work there, and the benefit that it offers to families in critical, time-sensitive health crises situations, who are in need of financial assistance. A medical social worker talked to us about the LCCA, my son Thai Pogson and I went there immediately, and the workers there handled our case professionally and reassured us that we did not have to worry about a thing. Within one hour, we had a financial plan set, and Titan’s paperwork on our end was complete. Eleven hours later I was flying to Halifax with Titan. Titan returned to King Edward Hospital here in Bermuda via air-ambulance at the end of January, and was able to go home for the first time on February 19th. Had it not been for the LCCA, I do not know what Titan’s fate would have been.’ Submitted by Patricia Nesbitt