Soufriere Foundation Delivers Grocery Hampers
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.