Nova Sintra, May 14 (Inforpress) – The chairman of the board of the founders of ‘Capeverdean American Community Development’ (CACD), João Júnior Gonçalves, said today that the institution works to “minimize the suffering” of people in need in the USA.
The official referred to the Cabo Verdean community in Rhode Island, pointing out that with the new coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) there are “more than 30 million” people in the United States of America who are unemployed.
According to the same source, people who have essential jobs can continue to work, such as those in the health care sector, food service and emergency services, among others, in addition to sectors that can remain at home.
However, he stressed that “many” Cabo Verdeans are suffering “the impacts of the COVID-19 in” different ways “.
Thus CACD has been working to try to “minimize negative impacts” within the emigrant community, providing information and educational sessions to show people how to keep themselves protected from the new coronavirus, in addition to providing free support to people, such as diapers for babies, hygiene and cleaning products and clothes, among others.