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MASA plugs $$ into BVIHSA for community’s benefit

March 4th, 2015 | Tags: MASA BVIHSA Dusty Cook transportation donation
Receiving the cheque on behalf of the BVIHSA from the MASA team were Ms Juanita M. George, Cederene P. M. Smith, Ms Marion Turnubll and Ms Ingrid Penn. Photo: VINO
Director of Transport for MASA Mr Dusty Cook (right) speaking with other officials including MASA agent Warren D. Wintz (left). Photo: VINO
Director of Transport for MASA Mr Dusty Cook (right) speaking with other officials including MASA agent Warren D. Wintz (left). Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While many have been focusing lately on the furnishing of the new Peebles Hospital the cry for improved community services had appeared to have taken a back seat but Medical Air Services Association (MASA) has given ears to the community’s call, resulting in them donating $10, 000.

The money was handed over to the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) yesterday March 3, 2015. MASA’s Local Director Ms Aramina Woodside said the money is to be used to assist in the purchase of a new vehicle to aid the Social Development Department in its community efforts.

Recognizing that the amount is just a fraction of what is needed, Transport Director of MASA Mr Dusty Cook said that his team understands the importance and urgency of the needs that exist in the Department and consequent of its more than 20 years of relationship with the BVIHSA, MASA thought it necessary to step in and lead the way with the first bit of money needed for a vehicle.

“This is part of the team that we’ve worked 20 years for and it’s us giving back. We generally worked with case management and we wanted to give something back to the new facility and into the case management department specifically so we brought a $10 donation in the hope that they can get a vehicle that might help service the island and that’s why we are here doing this today (yesterday),” said Mr Cook.

He added with their donation, others may follow. “I would like that others take this lead and give back to the hospital too because it is a worthwhile cause and we want to encourage others to give generously.”

Returning thanks was Social Services Unit Manager Ms Marion Turnbull who assured MASA that the monies will be put to full use in the area it was given for. “So we want to say thank you to Dusty and MASA for their contribution and it would be put to use when we get the vehicle to help our clients and our patients through our community visits.”

MASA has been stepping up their community presence not only in the area of improving its client base but its service in the community. Recently they extended the Air Ambulance Services to the sister Island of Virgin Gorda and are currently working on other initiatives to benefit the people of the Virgin Islands.

10 Responses to “MASA plugs $$ into BVIHSA for community’s benefit”

  • FBI (04/03/2015, 16:50) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    we need a report on all the bucks that the hospital has collected
    • xxxxxxxx (05/03/2015, 00:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Exactly so
    • Vi reader (05/03/2015, 14:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Maybe if you would listen to house of assembly when Skelton reports on monies, or his speech during the opening of the hospital, you all would know how much money has been collected. seek and you shall find.
  • Concern 1 (04/03/2015, 17:49) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Way to go MASA as it is always good to give back. God will bless you
  • nada (04/03/2015, 17:52) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply

    masa is a sc@m

    • wize up (04/03/2015, 19:34) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      nada; a "mind" is a terrible thing to waste and a "waste" is also a terrible to much can you give(not one Lucking dime)...I fund the persons in our community who have nothing, usually making to most noise or writing some dumb !uck...don't hate, me just saying!!!!!
      • nada (05/03/2015, 15:20) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        i voiced my opinion which is my right under freedom of speech, and you responded with swear words, now tell me who sounds ignorant
  • Anonymous (05/03/2015, 07:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is a good ting! Thanks MASA
  • Fairness (05/03/2015, 14:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    There is one agent who is a lady sell MASA and she does a great job...always looking out for her customers and I have seen her in the pics. Good business women
  • kids (05/03/2015, 15:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Look miss ghetto fab wicked lady

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