Two healthcare facilities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines received donations from a New York-based group, the final such contribution as the organisation has been dissolved.
The New York-based organisation, Progressive Friends of SVG (PFOSVG), on Tuesday, donated cheques for US$1,292 each to The Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre and the Lewis Punnett Home in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Tuesday.
Roseclair Charles, a social worker and the executive director of the House of Hope Society, a faith based organisation, presented the cheques on behalf of PFOSVG to the administrators of the healthcare facilities.
Since its inception, PFOSVG has aimed to support and aid the two institutions.
They have done so through fundraising events, which provided funds that enabled the organisation to send items such as clothing, food, toiletries and medical supplies. They were also able to donate toys, food and clothing to other charitable organisations in St. Vincent.
“However, due to unforeseen circumstances Progressive Friends of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has been dissolved,” group member, Sherryann Frederick said in a press release.
At the point of dissolution, the organisation had a balance of US$2,584.
That amount was divided equally and distributed to both the Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre and the Lewis Punnett Home.
While the organisation was active, its committee members were Michele Jones-Mc Dowall, Stacey Delpeshe, Tizana Goodluck, Sherryann Frederick, Kevin Mc Dowall, Janiela Roachford, Demarley “Dixie” Holder, Carolyn Goodluck-Garrick, Glenna Brewster and Jesiela Roberts-Ukwe.