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More help for Harriett Hackett

Barbadians from all walks of life are still coming together to offer assistance to Harriett Hackett.

Hackett’s plight was highlighted in the March 18 edition of Barbados TODAY where she pleaded for assistance in getting the basic necessities for her and her eight children who live in a dilapidated house in My Lord’s Hill, St Michael.

Since then, many have answered the call.

And today,Cathy-Ann Gill, a good Samaritan who decided to take on the task of overseeing the donations, organized a fundraiser. It was originally scheduled for the St Giles Primary School but due to unforeseen circumstances, had to be moved to the Israel Lovell Foundation.


Cathy-Ann Gill (left) and MP for St Michael East Trevor Prescod (right) helped oversee the donations for a happy Harriett Hackett (centre).

Gill and Parliamentary Representative for St Michael East Trevor Prescod, who was also on hand, said they were committed to ensuring that Hackett got the basic necessities and the assistance already pouring in was heartwarming.

“In terms of churches, my church New Dimensions Ministries will assist where we can. I am keeping them up to date. My goal right now is to gather as much companies that would want to assist to come on board, not just say you would assist,” Gill said.

“Persons from abroad would have called and asked for the children’s shoe sizes and so on. Persons coming in have said they will deliver a barrel of foodstuff. We are also looking at getting people to assist in cleaning up the house, clearing the house.”

Gill said the assistance would continue until Hackett had reached a place of comfort and stability.

“It will be an ongoing outreach programme for her. We don’t want to wait on the Government, but we want to ask corporate Barbados to come together,” she said.

“We also want to ensure that Miss Hackett receives counselling so she can feel like she belongs in this society. We want to provide her with means to do skills training so she can make a living for herself.”

Hackett told Barbados TODAY she was extremely grateful for all the help she was receiving.

“I would just like to thank everyone who has come forward to help me and my family. We are thankful for everything,” she said.

22 Responses to More help for Harriett Hackett

  1. Charles Alleyne
    Charles Alleyne March 21, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Politicians!!! why are you trying to be highlighted in the moment for this young lady.I can bet you knew about her plight but it was not important to you and now you here trying to get the spotlight and glory.It is very shameful and downright deceitful..Please let her have her time and rebuild her life without you coming in on your white horse to take the glory in this situation.May God continue to bless you Harriet as you begin to make life a little more comfortable for you and your children so they can make something of their future.

    • Cathy-ann Gill
      Cathy-ann Gill March 21, 2015 at 7:20 pm

      i am sorry but for all he is doing for the family its much deeper than it meets the eyes and he cant do it alone. we need the community spirit to do so. btw Mr.Prescod didnt want to be photographed. #reallyhurtfulcomments

    • Antonio Cozier
      Antonio Cozier March 21, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      its good that he doing something,its more than we can say the goverment

  2. Roseann Tull
    Roseann Tull March 21, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    I need help also in obtaining my sick benefits 3mthns now im waitn……

  3. Candice Elenor
    Candice Elenor March 21, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Amen… Praise the lord

  4. Candice Elenor
    Candice Elenor March 21, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    This is your moment lady … take every thing

  5. Candice Elenor
    Candice Elenor March 21, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    we bajans are wonderful people and we sure do love helping others …

  6. Robert Holloway
    Robert Holloway March 21, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    this is great,, and she smiling 🙂

  7. Natasha Adams
    Natasha Adams March 21, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    So where was he when this woman asked for help…..

  8. Deva-Alexandra DeBeauvois
    Deva-Alexandra DeBeauvois March 21, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Someone needs to offer her a job.

  9. James Austin Bynoe
    James Austin Bynoe March 22, 2015 at 2:49 am

    Earth to Candice … We bajans do “not” like the help each other, where you get that non sense from

  10. jr smith March 22, 2015 at 5:24 am

    At last bajans are noticing, politicians , always have an ulterior motive ,when it suits them.
    Now who is going to make sure this woman , be the responsible person and don’t drop anymore kids .

  11. Wendy Davies March 22, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Seen words such as politicians, companies, church and even amen but no mention of the father or fathers of these children. Where are you hiding man or men? Please come out of hiding and step up to the plate. Hope the promise of self improvement will be kept. Educate a woman and you will be educating a whole generation. Kudos to to all the kind and loving people of Barbados.

  12. girl blue March 22, 2015 at 11:10 am

    It is amazing that just because she showed up in the paper wanting the same help she was asking for everybody now want to have their names/company/organization seen well well well …..the same reason why you didn’t help in the beginning is the same reason she used in the paper, so before you shell off anymore of anything find why and the real reason why the welfare would stop her payments…….stop being fooled bajans.

  13. Kevin March 22, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Great, now its being politicised. Chupse. I most sure I read she went to her parliamentary representation for help in the past. Why he doing there now.

  14. Tony Waterman March 23, 2015 at 5:17 am

    @MP for St Michael East Trevor Prescod !!! Why don’t you go take a flying hike, you were asked for help Long time ago and did nothing, and now yuh face full in the Newspaper, PEOPLE!!!! PLEASE remember who came to the Plate first, and who has promised some substantial help for this woman, please don’t let the Politicians scare away the people who really want to and has already provided substantial help to this Lady. can some ask Mr.Prescod How much Cash has he personally DONATED to this Lady’s Cause, i will say right now NONE how do i know, if he did it would have been a big Newspaper photo shoot. he is just another Leach looking to look good, he is already electioneering.
    @Wendy Davies !!!! “”Seen words such as politicians, companies, church and even amen, but no mention of the father or fathers of these children. Where are you hiding man or men? Please come out of hiding and step up to the plate.”” WHY !!!! WHY !!! all that will do is put her back in the same old rut again, let them stay where they are, let her be COUNSELLED Properly and turn her life around, she is being help already, and actually they are not FATHERS, they are SPERM DONORS ONLY. And she really does not NEED any more SPERM.

  15. Walters March 24, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    To all you bajans Mr Prescod had a programme called MEALS ON WHEELS it help the old and also the young on days.


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