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Sunsail’s $4,000 for flood victims

Sunsail’s $4,000 for flood victims

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More relief is on the way for residents of Georgetown who were displaced by the April 11 flash floods that caused them to make shelters their temporary homes.{{more}}

On Wednesday, June 15, General Manager of Sunsail Operations Simon Carey, along with Georgette Nanton, Manager of Sunsail Lounge (Green Flash Bar), made a presentation to Georgetown Shelter Manager Jennifer Davis of a Cheque valued $4,000 to assist in making the lives of the shelter residents more comfortable.

The money was raised by Nanton and Carey who held a back in time dance and barbecue at Sunsail in Ratho Mill on May 27.

Monies were also donated by patrons to the establishment.

Nanton, a resident of Georgetown, said that she felt a need to help the displaced residents because she saw what they were going through and figured that she needed to lend a hand.

“As a friend and neighbor to some of the unfortunate persons, I knew I had to do what I could to help because it could have been me there in that position and would have appreciated any assistance I could have gotten.”

“That’s why I held this event, which was a success, and I take this opportunity to thank all who made it possible.”

Davis, speaking on behalf of the residents, said that the donation was well appreciated.

“This is a good effort because the residents are in desperate need of help. Some of them will be starting from scratch.

The monies raised will be used to purchase items which the residents indicated would help to make their lives in the shelters a bit more comfortable.

There are currently 17 families, totaling 65 persons housed in the shelters.

Meanwhile, Stubbs resident Jerome Roberts and Joel Samuel of Stubbs were the winners of the raffles that were held during the barbeque and dance.

Roberts won a weekend trip to Mustique, while Samuel was the winner of the day trip to Bequia.(JJ)

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