Kindness has continued to be shown throughout the Covid-19 pandemic in Cork, with people from a variety of backgrounds working together to assist frontline workers in different ways.
One of those is Christina Voda Forde, who is the Managing Director of Voda-Forde Ltd, a Cork-based Construction and Property Management Services business.
She and her husband have made a number of properties available to medical workers free of charge.
“We had a couple of properties that were idle because students had moved back home. We took the initiative and said we would go on to Daft and try to advertise them,” Christina told The Echo.
They have received a very positive response, and have assisted one nurse who has been clocking up the miles in recent weeks.
“We got a lady who was driving up and down from Tipperary, she’s a nurse in CUH. She needed a place to stay in Cork so she doesn’t have to drive up and down every day,” Christina said.
“I don’t think that I deserve any praise for what I am doing, just trying to do something good instead of standing on the side-line. It’s something small we can do. If my contribution will get other landlords out of lethargy, it is worth it,” she added.
Christina is one of a number of people who have offered properties to frontline workers for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic in Cork.
David Whelan of 1st Choice Property in Cork has also been working to ensure people on the frontline of the pandemic response have somewhere to stay or isolate should they need it.