Just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Veronica Robles moved her popular Cultural Center from McClellan Highway into its new digs at the former Meridian Street Library.
However, once the virus spread through Eastie and quarantine and social distancing put an end to the usual dance and music classes at Robles’s Cultural Center she and her team switched gears.
“I think it’s important people know what’s happening so please stay home a little longer,” said Robles. “There are people who try to take care of you and all you have to do is stay home, be patient and ask for help if you really need it. Local officials, organizations and volunteers are all working together to get food and financial assistance to residents as it becomes available.”
Robles said thanks to the Maverick Landing Community Services, Eastie Farm, Centro Cultural she, Rita Lara, Kannan Thiruvengadam and her husband, Willy Lopez have been able to deliver some fresh vegetables, milk, eggs, tortillas and bread to residents in need.
“Over the past four weeks, we have also been able to provide financial support to 10 families in East Boston in collaboration with Resurrection East Boston Church,” said Robles. “We are working hard to find more resources, if you want to help, let us know or if you need help, do not hesitate to ask for help.”
Robles also praised Mayor Martin Walsh’s team for doing an amazing job.
“In East Boston we are working as a team with the Mayor to identify those who need immediate assistance to provide some kind of support,” said Robles.