COVID-19: CARES Foundation cares for widows, aged in Kogi

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In a conscious effort to cushion the effect of restriction of movement occasioned Coronavrus, an NGO, the CARES Foundation has distributed relief items to widows and the aged in Mopamuro Local Government Area of kogi state.

The Founder of CARES Foundation, Mr Bolanle Bola-Olorunsaiye, while speaking with journalists on Saturday in Mopamuro, said that aside distributing relief items, the NGO had also sentised and enlightened the people on precautionary measures against the spread of Covid-19.

She said that the NGO was mindful of the the popular saying that “True friendship and love transcend good times, but become meaningful in challenging times”

According to her, no time is this fact becomes more important than in the case of outbreak of the pandemic COVID-19 ravaging most nations of the world, including Nigeria.

”It is to the above effect and its routine engagements, through its Thematic areas, that the Community Assistance And Relief (CARES) Foundation reached out to people at a time like this.

”Covid-19 took the world by storm and while the Scientists are sweating in the laboratory to come out with vaccines and cure, it becomes imperative to stick with preventive habits and measures.

”The social distancing, lockdown and compulsory stay at home therefore aggravate the economic hardship on the greater percentage of the populace, especially the vulnerable in our locality.

”To this effect, CARES FOUNDATION was in Mopamuro Local Government Area to sentize, educate and distribute a relief package, tagged “Covid-19 Relief Response to the people,” she said.

She noted that the stimulus package ranges from cash donation and food stuffs such as rice, beans, sugar, maggie, condiments among others.

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