Vagrants’ society receives cheque from Consul General in New York
The Barbados Vagrant and Homeless Society today received a cash donation from the Barbados Consulate in New York and the Barbadian Diaspora.
Consul General Dr Donna Hunte-Cox hand delivered the cheque to the head of the association Kemar Saffrey at the group’s Tudor Street, Bridgetown office.
Dr Hunte-Cox said her consulate thought it necessary at this time to share with persons who were less fortunate.
“We wanted to make a contribution to a charity and we felt at this time that the Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society was the ideal charity we wanted to contribute to. So it was an opportune time when I was able to come home to deliver the cheque personally,” she told Barbados TODAY.
In accepting the donation, Saffrey revealed that the money would be used to help the society’s Christmas programme.
“It’s a good thing that it is coming at this time. We are going to have our massive event of December 13th in Queen’s Park where we will be giving away food, clothes, doing HIV testing, blood pressure testing and counseling on the spot.
“It will come in handy to help for that day where a number of our clients turn up for that and obviously it’s Christmas time where everybody is looking for a gift and it’s where we close off the year with a bang,” he said.