Press Release:– The Soufriere Leve EDE Committee, which two weeks ago, launched a Virtual Telethon to feed unemployed mothers of Soufriere and their children, will begin distribution of food hampers and grocery vouchers on Tuesday 9th June.
Ms. Emma Hippolyte, the originator of the Project, has announced that while the Telethon closed with total pledges of EC$56,000, donations after the Telethon have enabled the Committee to actually collect approximately EC$90,000 to date with some pledges still outstanding.
According to Ms, Hippolyte, the Committee’s first round of distribution will be to almost 600 unemployed mothers.
Each mother will receive a small hamper, from in-kind donations and items purchased, and $100 grocery voucher.
ALCOHOL and CIGARETTES will not be purchased with these vouches.
The dates, time and location for distribution are as follows and persons are asked to note that COVID PROTOCOLS WILL BE OBSERVED
Soufriere Town, Palmist, Fond Bernier, New Development, and Baron’s Drive – Tuesday, 9th June, 9:00 – 3:00, St. Isidore hall
Fond St. Jacques – Wednesday 10th June, 9:00 – 12:00 noon – FSJ Parish hall
Zenon – Wednesday 4:00pm at Zenon
Etangs/Belle Fond/Chateau Belle – Wednesday 10th June 1:00 – 3:00pm – Etangs School
Fond Jean Libre/Morne La Croix – Wednesday 10th June 4:00pm – At Morne La Croix
Bouton – Friday 12th June, 10:00 am – Bouton school
There will be a second distribution when all funds pledged are collected.
The Committee is therefore calling on all those who have not yet settled their pledges to do so as early as possible and for those who would still wish to support this humanitarian effort, donations can be made to the following account at the Bank of St. Lucia a/c: 104530522. Our GOFUNDME a/c is open until June 30th.
The Committee wishes to thank once again, MBC TV, all artists and you who donated and will donate for HELPING FEED SOUFRIERE’S CHILDREN. SOUFRIERE LEVE EDE!! GIVE GOD THE PRAISE!!