In an effort to support vulnerable persons in the territory, the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) put on a yard sale – the proceeds of which were donated to the Family Support Network (FSN).
The BVIPA raised $1,000 and donated it along with food and household items when they visited the FSN’s Road Town office recently.
“We are happy to make such a donation to FSN,” said the BVIPA’s Administration Manager, Tracia Smith-Hodge.
Smith-Hodge said the state-owned BVIPA notes the ‘hard work’ the FSN continues to do in the community and wanted to lend a hand.
“We felt it was important for our organisation to practically be part of what is needed for our community to rebuild – supporting those that are truly in need in our territory,” she added.
In response, FSN’s Director, Sasha Stoutt said her organisation remains grateful for the donation.
She said the food, in particular, will go towards feeding needy families.
“As soon as we get items for our food pantry they almost immediately leave because we do have clients and other members in the community that are facing significant financial hardship and through donations like the BVI Ports’ donation, we are able to serve those individuals as they too try to rebuild their lives,” she said.
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