St Maarten Week 6B
In the second half of the week, we focused on four things: distribution of water, food, High Energy Biscuits (HEB) and care packages.
We also continued our weekly 100 meals and made deliveries to the Red Cross Elderly Homes, Belvedere Community Center, Player Development and residents on Pond Island.
We delivered 82 boxes of High Energy Biscuits donated to us by the World Food Programme to Leonard Connor, Oranje School, St. Joseph School, Marie G. De Weever, Sr. Marie Laurence, Martin Luther King School, MAC: Browlia F. Maillard and the Asha Stevens – Hillside Christian School, St. Maarten Youth Council and Player Development SXM.
We continued our food and water deliveries to institutions which were meant to support them for multiple weeks.
We delivered food items to New Start and I Can Foster Homes, UJIMA, Dr. J Crisis Center, St. Maarten Youth Council, New Testament Baptist Church, Safe Haven, Come Center, White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation, District Nursing, Turning Point, Mental Health Foundation Sint Maarten, 90 children in foster care and St. Maarten Medical Center. Seeing the importance of water, we delivered roughly 700 5L bottles of water to the above institutions as well as the Dutch Quarter Community Center and Player Development.
At the end of the week, we delivered 966 5L bottles of water to the Catholic School Board and its 7 schools, impacting more than 1000 children and teachers.
We also received two pallets of items donated by over 15 persons in New York, the United States, which consisted of hygiene products, baby products, canned goods, pet foods etc. These products will be used for individuals and families who are in need.
We donated two pallets of baby food, formulas, pampers and other supplies to the Health Ministry of the Government to be given to persons in the most need.
Working alongside the Government, we collected roughly 100 care packages and distributed it to individuals at the Festival Village and Little League Shelters and in Dutch Quarter.
Lastly, two tarps were also delivered to the I Can Foster Home as they recover from damages sustained from Hurricane Irma.