Almost 10,000 people across the Causeway Coast & Glens Borough have joined Causeway Covid-19 Community Help Group in an effort to help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic. The group was set up by hyperlocal publication Causeway Coast Community.
COVID-19 is forcing some people into isolation within the community but residents are still finding ways to rally together to stay connected.
Commenting a spokesperson for Causeway Coast Community said “People are offering their support and services to vulnerable members of the community. Individuals in need can also contact the group to seek help for anything from food shopping and picking up prescriptions to taking a dog for a walk.”
From offering to chat to lonely elderly people and making homemade hand sanitiser to offering free home deliveries, residents and businesses across the Causeway Coast and Glens are coming together to ensure those who are self-isolating receive the help they need.
DUP’s Maurice Bradley said: “I’d like to pay tribute to Causeway Coast Community for their initiatives in getting news on Covid-19 Coronavirus out to the community and encouraging people to ask for help in these uncertain times.
“The situation is changing almost hourly, but it is reassuring to see so many within our area offering help through the site to those within the vulnerable groups.
“I would add that my office will remain contactable for anyone who needs help,” said the MLA.
Access the group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/causewayhelpgroup/