Press Release:– The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (S.R.D.F) completed a three-week supply distribution initiative over this past weekend, culminating on June 14th, 2020.
The organization sought to alleviate the plight faced by many community residents experiencing income loss and the challenge of having to make the basic provision of essential needs for their families.
The hamper packages which included ground provisions and groceries completed with toiletries were distributed through the length and breadth of the community, from Bouton in the northern outskirts to the more southern areas of Belfond, Fond Gens Libre and Chateau Belair.
“It is the mandate of the SRDF to assist with the socioeconomic wellbeing of the residents of Soufriere. The organization’s thrust was to lend support to those who are genuinely in need and underprivileged, especially given the added adverse economic distress from COVID– 19,” said General Manager of the organization, Mr. Franklin Solomon.
Mr. Solomon further lamented on the possibility of a second relief initiative in the coming weeks, contingent upon the SRDF’s financial capacity.
A total of 150 families benefited from the first phase of the SRDF’s relief campaign.
The Soufriere Foundation is a not for profit organization located in Soufriere.
Its mandate is to undertake social, economic, cultural and other sustainable developments in the Soufriere Region.
The organization which was established in 1993 generates revenues from its operational sites: the Sulphur Springs Park, Gros Piton Nature Trail, Comfort Center, Soufriere Jetties, The Soufriere Beach Park and 88.5 Soufriere FM.