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(PRESS RELEASE) — Mayor of Castries, His Worship Peterson D. Francis, has made the Castries Constituency Council a drop-off point for donations to victims of the Rosehill fire.
Mayor Francis had recently expressed sadness at the devastation caused on the first day of the new year to some seven households, particularly children.
Speaking to the initiative, the Castries mayor called on Good Samaritans who would still like to assist the fire victims to drop off goods at the Castries Constituency Council offices located on Peynier Street, Castries.
“Every donation, from clothing, food items, lumber and household items regardless of the size, will make a huge difference to those impacted by the fire. Corporate St. Lucia I am also depending on you. We request that you mark clearly what you are donating where possible,” said Mayor Francis.
CASTRIES MAYOR SADDENED BY ROSEHILL FIRE
Castries, St. Lucia, January 4, 2019 – Mayor of Castries, His Worship Peterson D. Francis, has expressed sadness at the devastation caused by the fire that destroyed multiple homes at Rose Hill after midnight on Monday.
Mayor Francis disclosed that one of his team members in the Administrative Department was affected.
“My thoughts go out to the people of Rose Hill who have suffered terrible personal losses,” the Castries Mayor said.
“I wish to sympathize with everyone. I am grateful that we had no loss of life and that the blaze was contained because this could have been worse not only for the residents of Rose Hill, but the City of Castries.”
According to Mayor Francis, the incident could have mushroomed into another fire on the scale of the 1948 conflagration which devoured 75% of the Castries and rendered 2,000 homeless.
He applauded firefighters for responding promptly.
Mayor Francis said his office would work with the Office of the District Representative, Hon. Sarah Flood-Beaubrun to bring relief to the affected families