PHILIPSBURG – The Rotary Club of St. Maarten, at an evening of fun and fellowship at the Rotary Clubhouse, presented two vehicles to deserving organizations.
Outgoing President Henna Budhrani said, “On behalf of the Rotary Club of St. Maarten and the friends of Rotary, I am pleased to present the Meals on Wheels Foundation and the New Start Foundation Children’s Home each with a vehicle that will help them achieve their respective missions.”
The Meals on Wheels Foundation provides more than 575 meals each week to those in need on St. Maarten. Mary Bryson from Meals on Wheels was delighted to receive the vehicle. Bryson added, “We are very appreciative of the Rotary Club of St. Maarten and its effort to support Meals on Wheels year after year. We are incredibly grateful.”
The New Start Foundation Children’s Home currently serves as the home for 23 children. Eddie Benjamin and his wife, Sally, not only provide a roof over the head for these children, they provide a home that is surrounded by love, caring and kindness that is so important to a proper upbringing.
Benjamin thanked the Rotary Club for the very generous donation of a large passenger van and promised the van would be put to good use. Benjamin commented, “Everywhere we go up until now, we use a small vehicle, and wherever we go people always do a double take when they see how many kids are piling out of a car. Now, with a much larger van, it is safer and more comfortable for the children.”
Incoming Rotary Club of St. Maarten President John Caputo added, “It’s moments like these that make me realize why I became a Rotarian. You can look for even more impactful projects that personally engage our members in the coming year.”