By Steven Sutton
As you all know this is normally the time when we would be planning the Tomorrow Summer Ball and the Tomorrow Espiche Golf days. Due to the current situation, neither of these events will be taking place at the scheduled times this year. The Summer Ball and the Golf Day would normally help us to raise about 4,000 – 6,000€ so if you normally attend these events, or if you don’t please consider making a donation. You can be certain that every Euro will go towards helping us support the people of Lagos.
As mentioned in the last edition, T.A.C.T. were attempting to start a food vouchers programme to help those most in need and Tomorrow has been in constant contact with the Mayor’s office and the Câmara, to find out where our help is needed the most.
As a result, our objectives have developed. After long discussions, it became apparent that there are two immediate issues,“families in need” and “the homeless”. Both are affected by these very tough times. Lack of jobs, staff being furloughed or laid off, all due to the lack of visitors and tourists to the area. So we have honed in on the entities that most need help.
Centro de Cultura e Desporto dos Trabalhadores da Câmara Municipal de Lagos – They provide the meals that are distributed to the homeless people in Lagos. They are currently feeding 60 homeless people daily from Monday to Friday. The cost per meal is 4,10€ which represents a cost of 246€ per day.
Instituto Fonte de Vida – A local social support association that is working to provide support to the homeless people and is in charge of the distribution of the meals and ensuring they receive baths and a change of clothes. This association urgently need to replace the water heater. The estimated cost is 500€, and they also need support for the expenses of the bath service, so the total donation for this situation would be 1000€.
Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lagos – They provide baskets with groceries (vegetables, meat, fish, milk, rice and other essential foods) to the families in need. The cost is around 80€ per basket.
We are wanting to help and we can only do this through your support.
If you would like to make a donation to T.A.C.T., or if you know anyone who is in a position to donate a water boiler or is willing to give some time help install this, please contact us and we can give you more information.
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