Philipsburg — The St. Maarten Guyanese Association has distributed relief supplies to more than 250 residents of the island, including the St. Martin’s Home in St. John’s Estate.
Six bags of rice and six cases of water were handed over to the director of the Home last Wednesday, October 18th, 2017, as the association felt that it was its civic responsibility to reach out to as many persons and organizations affected by Hurricane Irma.
The relief supplies were delivered to the association some two weeks ago as the Government of Guyana was evacuating its nationals. More than 250 persons registered as having collected food items from the association’s Back Street location. Apart from rice and water, which came in abundance from the rice-producing South American nation, persons also received pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and smoked fish.
The association still has some items and is encouraging anyone who is in need to visit their location to uplift same.
Photo Captions: Members of SMGA handing over relief supplies to the St. Martin’s Home last Wednesday. In this Milton Pieters photo are: (From left) Assistant Treasurer George Mars, Ms. Nicole Duke, Vice President Mrs. Maureen Walcott-Fortune, Director of the St. Martin’s Home and an employee, and Head of SMGA Planning Committee, Ms. Vanessa Fraser.