Caritas is Latin for charity. When we think of charity we think of giving money to a group like Salvation Army. Caritas applies more to an outpouring of love in a genuine attempt to better another person’s life and predicament.
There is a fundraiser being held on February 28 to benefit the rehabilitation of Malikia J. Washington. 5 – 8pm in Flame’s at California and the Boardwalk is the event. The fundraiser’s flyer.
Washington’s predicament is tragic. Read the Press of AC’s story. George Tibbitt, Eddie Davis, Darryl Dato, Stephanie Dixon, and everyone involved are to be commended for organizing this event.
It is not just for Government to just write a check to solve problems. Solving these problems is the job of the people in the community. Here is an example of real politics, i.e. people in the community using their own money, their own talents of party organization, to raise money for another’s misfortune. Here is an opportunity for caritas. Will it be seized?