PHILIPSBURG – After the destruction caused by Hurricane Gonzalo, the dock at Red Cross St. Maarten suffered the hurricane’s fury. The dock had been used by persons with private boats and a small fee was charged. So, it has been challenging for the organization as this fee was a source of income.
After assuming new management, one of the goals, among many, was to restore the dock. Thanks to many volunteers of Red Cross St. Maarten, and American University of the Caribbean (AUC) School of Medicine, this was accomplished on March 12.
Red Cross is an internationally known organization, whose goals are to “to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found, to protect life and health, and ensure respect for the human being, in particular in times of armed conflict and other emergencies, to work for the prevention of disease and for the promotion of health and social welfare, to encourage voluntary service and a constant readiness to give help by the members of the Movement, and a universal sense of solidarity towards all those in need of its protection and assistance.”
Red Cross St. Maarten is proud to be celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, with activities geared to promoting and bringing awareness to the public on the importance of not only giving back to the community, but being able to save lives.
Stay tuned for further announcements as Red Cross St. Maarten celebrates this milestone by recognizing the importance of the organization, and the possibility of going forward by giving back.
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