Soufriere Foun­da­tion De­liv­ers Gro­cery Ham­pers

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Ear­lier this week staff of the Soufriere Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Foun­da­tion (SRDF) dis­trib­uted gro­cery ham­pers to a num­ber of the in­di­gent in the com­mu­nity of Soufriere and col­leagues presently in­ca­pac­i­tated due to med­i­cal ill­ness.

The SRDF is a non-profit com­pany lo­cated in Soufriere. Its man­date is to un­der­take so­cial, cul­tural, hu­man re­source, tourism and in­fra­struc­ture de­vel­op­ment in the lo­cal area.

The ini­tia­tive, the brain­child of the so­cial com­mit­tee of the or­gan­i­sa­tion, was birthed out of a heart­felt con­cern for a num­ber of staff mem­bers presently on ex­tended med­i­cal leave and a deep de­sire to show ap­pre­ci­a­tion and sup­port, all the while en­hanc­ing staff ca­ma­raderie.

Ac­cord­ing to the pres­i­dent of the com­mit­tee, Ms. Ta­man­cia Fran­cois, “We want to be part of a cul­ture trans­for­ma­tion that read­ily shows not only our hu­man­ity but also that we are in align­ment with the man­date of the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity.”

The dis­tri­bu­tion ven­ture, which was solely funded through the con­tri­bu­tions of staff, was hailed by the Op­er­a­tion and Projects Man­ager, Mr. Franklin Solomon, as a tremen­dous suc­cess. He com­mended the ef­forts of the or­gan­is­ers for their vi­sion and its trans­la­tion to tan­gi­ble re­sults.

Plans are cur­rently un­der way to make the ini­tia­tive an an­nual event with spon­sor­ship and other stake­holder sup­port.

In an ef­fort to con­tinue so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity in the com­mu­nity, the Foun­da­tion em­barked on a food drive in time for the hol­i­days.

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