Since the start of the pandemic, Davenport neighbours have stepped up to support each other in some incredible ways. There have been so many incredible stories of people going out of their ways to help their neighbours that it’s almost hard to keep track of them all!
To make sure that those community members get the recognition that they deserve, I launched “Davenport Good Neighbours”. Neighbours from across our community have been nominating people who have gone above and beyond to help out during the COVID-19 crisis.
Know someone who deserves to be recognized? Nominate them here.
Meet the Davenport Good Neighbours:
Mercedes Ferrer was nominated by no less than 5 of her neighbours for her incredible work starting up North of Bloor Mutual Aid. Mercedes, her husband Luis and son Luis moved to Canada a few short years ago from Spain. As soon as public health restrictions went into effect, Mercedes put up posters, started a newsletter and recruited 30 volunteers to help support each other in the Dovercourt Park neighbourhood and beyond.
Here's what her nominators have said:
"Mercedes smiles from the heart. I met her through the North of Bloor Mutual Aid Pod. She is the lead. From the first time I met her, she's super passionate about supporting the neighbourhood. She continuously tries to think of initiatives both for the volunteers and for anyone we can support. She takes initiative and created an Instagram to build awareness, takes time to meet each volunteer individually (covid-safe)...She's so clear that everyone has something to give, and doesn't take credit for her support and encouragement that keeps the pod going. She uses her own resources and doesn't think anything of it. There's so much. If you meet her, you will know what a special person she is."
Thank you, Mercedes, on behalf of our whole Davenport community. Learn more about North of Bloor Mutual Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Instagram: @NorthofBloorMutualAid