Ministry of Health gets donation

The Ministry of Health, Wellness Human Services and Gender Relations on Wednesday April 19th received over 2000 towels via of a donation from the St. Lucia Mothers Association in New York.

The association’s mission is to serve the less fortunate in St. Lucia and the New York City Tristate area via fund raising efforts and donations from their supporters.

The St. Lucia Mothers Association of New York will soon celebrate its 21st Anniversary having been in existence since 1995.

The group makes annual contributions of food and cleaning supplies at Christmas time to the St. Lucy’s home in Bishops Gap.

Donations have also been made to Comfort Bay Senior Citizens Home in Vieux Fort and Cornerstone Humanitarian Home in Vigie.

Sylvie Edward who manager of the Women’s Support Centre said the group has in the past provided bed sheets, towels and bed changing pads to the Victoria Hospital.

“Today’s donation is due to one of their biggest supporters, Mr. Barry Alexander who has assisted them in getting the towels which they believe would be of great benefit to the hospitals and clinics here in St. Lucia.” Edwards stated.

Charge Nurse at the St. Lucia National Mental Wellness Centre, Janna Felix-James expressed gratitude for the donation on behalf of the Ministry of Health and assured that the items will be put into good use.

“We wish to thank the St. Lucia Mothers Association of New York for their generous donation of Towels and Linen to the various health departments including, the Women’s Support Centre, St. Lucia National Mental Wellness Centre, Gros Islet Polyclinic, Victoria Hospital, Soufriere Hospital, Dennery Hospital and the St. Jude Hospital. These organisations provide health and social care services throughout the island.

This donation will go a long way in assisting with the quality of care given and increase the general comfort of the public who receive care at these facilities.”

Shirlena Bernard formally of Bishop’s Gap but now resides in the US is the current president of the St. Lucia Mothers Association of New York.

Every year the association acknowledges one outstanding mother among its ranks as the mother of the year as well as provides a college level student in the USA of St. Lucian heritage with a scholarship award.