PHILIPSBURG–The Quill Foundation has made financial donations to the two organisations that deal with mental health in St. Maarten.
Mental Health Foundation (MHF) and Turning Point Foundation each received a financial donation of US $2,250 from The Quill Foundation.
Quill Foundation Director Kenneth Cuvalay thanked all the people in the Netherlands who donated generously and those who actively supported the campaign to raise funds for the cause. The donations came entirely from individuals working in the mental health care sector and family and friends of Quill Foundation board members.
Cuvalay praised the courage and determination of the MHF and Turning Point Foundation staffers, who despite the fact that Hurricane Irma had impacted their homes, families and professional lives, steadfastly continued to support a vulnerable group in society, carrying out house visits, responding to distress calls and even raising money for food and water support.
He said the financial support to the two institutions will also benefit St. Eustatius and Saba, as clients from these islands are regularly sent to St. Maarten for acute care and long-term clinical treatment.
The Quill Foundation said in a press release that it will continue to raise funds for MHF and Turning Point.
“We are currently investigating the possibilities of a fundraising conference on mental health in the Caribbean in the Netherlands,” Cuvalay said. “The conference will at the same time be a follow-up on my farewell symposium in July 2017.” Cuvalay retired from his function as health care manager at Mental Health Caribbean in July 2017.
MHF Interim Director Eileen Healy and Turning Point Director Dr. Judith Arndell said the donations will be used to support clients who most need it.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/73148-quill-foundation-donates-to-turning-point-and-mhf