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(PRESS RELEASE) – Invest Saint Lucia is once again spreading Christmas cheer by assisting three (3) local charities in their Christmas outreach to the marginalized and elderly.
The recipients of Invest Saint Lucia’s goodwill – the Salvation Army, LucianAid Foundation and Feed the Poor Ministry – each received a donation of $2000 towards their end of year activities.
Representatives of the charities expressed appreciation to Invest Saint Lucia, and noted with admiration, the 100% increase in the level of support from previous years.
Mr. Gaspard Henry of Feed the Poor Ministry, was thrilled that ISL’s support has been consistent over the years especially while support from other corporate partners have waned. He noted as the name suggests, “the Feed the Poor lunch is scheduled for Tuesday 18th December, on the grounds of the old courthouse in Castries” and invited volunteers to assist with their fellowship.
Mr. Malcolm Burns of the Salvation Army, while emphasizing that they continue to support 65 people Monday-Friday of every week with the provision of a meal, recognize the meaning of Christmas. Thus, this donation will assist with their Christmas grocery hamper drive which will be distributed on 20th December to families that have registered their need over the years.
Ms. Sirnatira Peter of LucianAid Foundation, a charity based in Mon Repos, though unavoidably absent at today’s cheque presentation, was pleased at the continued support and noted over the phone that her charity will be presenting food baskets to the less privileged in her community.
Invest Saint Lucia’s CEO Mr. Roderick Cherry, remarked that this is the fourth year that Invest Saint Lucia has supported these non-profit organisations, making this a standing item as part of Invest Saint Lucia’s community outreach. He continued, “Invest Saint Lucia cares about the general wellbeing of the poor and elderly. I want to commend the Salvation Army, Feed the Poor Ministry and LucianAid
Foundation for the hard work, and Invest Saint Lucia pledges its continued support to those initiatives.”