Mourning family gets a hand
The family of a 27-year-old woman who apparently died in her sleep last month got some much needed food and toiletries as the Barbados TODAY Touch Team extended a hand of assistance today.
The team visited the Work Hall, St Philip home where two-year-old twin boys Jaylen and Jayden and nine-month-old Jelissa live with their grandmother, Cora, who is taking care of them since their mother Melissa Eastmond died on July 27.
The young woman had told relatives she was tired and was going to take a rest, but she was later found dead. She was the family’s only breadwinner and her mother said it would be tough raising the grandchildren alone, so she welcomed any assistance from the public.
“When we heard your story we felt compelled to play our part,” Barbados TODAY’s Sales and Marketing Manager David Williams told the grandmother, as she was presented with a gift basket filled with items contributed by Armstrong Agencies and Massy Distribution.
“This could not have been done without the help of the companies that made donations and the Barbados TODAY team.”
Williams explained that every month the programme gave to people in need.
Eastmond is expected to be laid to rest next Monday.