Diverse group of volunteers paint home of senior citizens | THE DAILY HERALD

From left: the Broadreach group with local volunteer Juliette George (front centre) and Jessica Berkel of Statia Pride/STENEPA (right) at the Henriquez home in Jeems, St. Eustatius.

ST. EUSTATIUS–In a collaborative effort a diverse group of volunteers came together to paint a senior citizens’ home in Jeems on Friday.

Volunteers of Broadreach, St. Eustatius National Parks STENAPA, Statia Pride, and several individuals painted the home of senior citizen Roland Henriquez and his family, which was rebuilt as part of the restructuring programme after Hurricane Irma.

Broadreach is a summer camp programme during which children and students from the United States sail via catamarans throughout the Caribbean. They learn about the sea and the islands and offer community service during their visit, such as working on hiking trails, beach clean-up and other worthwhile activities.

The level of students varies from group to group. Sometimes it concerns middle-school and high-school students, or college-level students.

The last of three Broadreach groups visiting Statia during the 2018 season consisted of seven students and their leaders, Calvin Perchard and Leah Sampson.

Broadreach groups have been coming to the island for years. This group also went to Miriam C. Schmidt Botanical Garden to help fix the damage done during the passing of last year’s hurricanes.

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