| Aug 27, 2020
Casa Cuna La Paz in Times of Pandemic
By Ma. Inocencia Pichardo Velazquez | Director
Newest member of Casa Cuna
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown our world upside down. It has pushed many vulnerable families to the edge, and has brought places like "Casa Cuna La Paz" to the forefront, as need for assistance has greatly increased. Your generous donations have enabled us to assist many families that would otherwise been left to fend for themselves. We want to say: Thank you!
An example of the importance of "Casa Cuna La Paz" is our newest member, a baby girl. She was born in May 2020, in the middle of the pandemic. Unfortunately, her family was unable to take care of her and was brought to Casa Cuna by authorities because they were already beyond capacity and unable to house her. At Casa Cuna, she was received with joy and with open arms. Thanks to support from donors like you, she has received first class medical attention, food, shelter, and more importantly, love and tender care that newborns greatly need. She has quickly become the darling of our staff who, following all protocols specified by health officials, hold her and give her all the attention that babies her age require. She will stay at Casa Cuna for as long as she needs it. Your donations are helping give children like her a solid start in life.
Since March 2020, when by health authority's orders we were ordered to suspend our work face-to-face, Casa Cuna has re-invented itself to continue to provide help to those who most need it. We regularly distribute and deliver meals and food assistance to families who have lost their jobs and income. Also, we continue to maintain our buildings and make necessary improvements so we can welcome children as soon as authorities allow us to open our doors. We would like to say "Muchas Gracias!" to all our supporters. With your help, Casa Cuna is filling a big void in these challenging times.
Our beautiful baby girl
Playing while receiving food assistance