Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will the Buttrum’ss residence after a fire burnt their family home to the ground. But with the continuous support from the community, they hope their home will be built to last generations , Cayman 27’s Philipp richter has more.
The Buttrum’s asked and Boy did they receive, from the community and a group of unlikely helpers, in the shape of inmates from Northward Prison.
“People make mistakes, you know, we can’t judge people for the mistakes made in the past , we can only judge them for what they are doing in the future , and these guys are making amends , you know, and they are coming out here and they are helping to build this place and the cool thing about it is that a lot of these guys want to come out and help again” said Matthew Leslie
And needing all the help they can get, that wouldn’t be a problem for this windsor park family.
“Well for that, that feels good you know, I wish that, um, I wish that they can come out more to help more people in the community” said Alwin Buttrum
Taking part in community projects give the inmates a sense of duty and pride.
“Prisoners , they are , they can be involved in the community projects, meaning that they are rehabilitated and there are signs of rehabilitation and so they are encouraged to take part in various community projects , which will reflect on their parole ” said Austin Williams from HMS Northward
And they are happy to help and happy for a change of scenery
“We would volunteer to do this anytime they give us a chance and see if we could get more hours” said Dwight Wright , an Inmate at HMS Northward.
And with plenty of work still needed to rebuild this home, the Buttrum’s are just grateful for all the help they get, Philipp Richter, Cayman 27.
With the help of the community, the Buttrum’s residence gets built, brick by brick. If anyone would like to help the family , contact details are there on your screen.