Being a particularly cool and attractive chap, I get lots of requests to join different groups on WhatsApp, most of which, I have to admit, I ignore.
Then, a few days ago I got one such request from S.O.S. Vecinos Almuñécar. It appealed to me straight away as the opening comment from the founder, Patricia Martinez, clearly states the group has no political or religious leanings and has been created solely to lend a much needed helping hand to the people of Almuñécar who are struggling to get by. For example, a broken child’s bed with the parents unable to replace it due to extreme financial difficulties.
They also co-ordinate with Cáritas, the local charity that collects and distributes food and sanitary items to families that cannot provide for themselves in these difficult times.
The collection point for these items is very close to the old Mercadona in the church at Calle Cristóbal Colon 17.
The collection times are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 17.00h and 19.00h. They are always grateful for long-life items such as rice, pasta, soap, baby food, nappies or anything else that won’t go off. I’ll be there this evening dropping off a few items myself, so you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of this lockdown-honed body.
But back to the group S.O.S. Vecinos, why not take a look. It could be picking something up for someone unable to leave home, replacing a broken household item, or maybe just providing a skill or service to someone without access or the financial ability to look after themselves.
Basically, it’s just being kind and thoughtful. Not such a bad thing in these uncommonly difficult times, surely.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)