PRESS RELEASE: The Saint Lucia Labour Party Women’s Organization (SLPWO) joins the Saint Lucia Labour Party and the wider Saint Lucian Community in the relief effort for persons who were affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The SLPWO has planned an island wide collection, with focus on non-perishable items; particularly canned foods, bottled water, baby supplies, sanitary supplies etc. Each constituency has been assigned specific items for collection.
President of the SLPWO Miss Della Ashby says, house to house is a familiar way to mobilize support, and employing that strategy for a humanitarian cause like hurricane relief will give as many people as possible an opportunity to contribute without having to find a drop off point.
Miss Ashby went on further to explain that the house to house makes it possible for everyone to participate regardless of economic means. The Bible in Luke 21: 1-4 speaks of the widow’s mite, that is a small contribution that is willingly given and is all one can afford is worth more than a king’s ransom.
The SLPWO will have representatives of different constituencies of the SLPWO Council spearhead the effort which will start from Thursday October 5th to Thursday October 12th.
The SLPWO is also encouraging those who wish to make monetary contribution to contact the Office of the Leader of the Opposition to arrange for that kind of support.
The SLPWO joins the rest of the Labour family in extending sincere condolences to the Government and people of the islands affected and wish for a sustained recovery of these countries.
For further information please call Miss Cornelia Jacob – PRO of the SLPWO at telephone 712-9982