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Project will record Covid-19 acts of generosity

Residents were invited to help record the island's generosity during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Bermuda Chapter said it supported a project designed to “track the philanthropic response” to the coronavirus crisis.

Katie Bennett, a member of the organisation and an advancement officer at the National Museum of Bermuda, will spearhead the programme launched to showcase the island's third sector.

She said: “Documenting the impact of community response and experience is so important during this uncertain time.

“We have already seen many meaningful expressions of philanthropy across the island and need our community's help to ensure we capture them all.”

A press release from the AFP and the museum said that international surveys indicated that charitable giving would increase this year.

But it warned that “in-person volunteer time” could drop.

The press release added: “This time of remote and virtual activity may alter the third sector landscape for ever, changing how institutions serve their communities in the future.

“Bermuda's story of historic generosity will be told long after the pandemic.

“If you are witnessing something you think should be documented — from volunteer services, to donations of personal protective equipment, food, or other goods, to monetary donations — please contact Ms Bennett at advancement@nmb.bm to ensure all of the charitable efforts ongoing in Bermuda are properly documented.”

The press release explained that examples of giving will tie into the museum's #UnitedTogetherBDA project, which “aims to collect electronic mementos of Bermuda residents' experience of living on island during this pandemic”.

For more information about United Together visit www.nmb.bm/united-together

Katie Bennett, an advancement officer at the National Museum of Bermuda (Photograph supplied).

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Published May 18, 2020 at 2:02 pm (Updated May 18, 2020 at 2:02 pm)

Project will record Covid-19 acts of generosity

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