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Rotary raises $15K in supplies for FSN & SD – Pres. Henry O. Creque

-Room not enough to hold food and non-perishables donated in Rotary Family Food drive
On September 2, the Rotary Family handed over a large quantity of food and other non-perishable items to the Family Support Network. Photo: VINO
President of the Rotary Club of Tortola Mr Henry O. Creque described the figure of $15K as a ‘conservative estimate’ for the supplies donated over the weekend. Photo: VINO
President of the Rotary Club of Tortola Mr Henry O. Creque described the figure of $15K as a ‘conservative estimate’ for the supplies donated over the weekend. Photo: VINO
Yesterday September 2, 2014, a hefty amount of the supplies were handed over to the FSN and evidently space was a challenge to hold the stuff. That’s no problem according to FSN’s Dr. Sylvia Simmonds who said that families have already been coming and are being given well needed supplies and she was quite sure that as the word gets around they would soon have need for more food. Photo: VINO
Yesterday September 2, 2014, a hefty amount of the supplies were handed over to the FSN and evidently space was a challenge to hold the stuff. That’s no problem according to FSN’s Dr. Sylvia Simmonds who said that families have already been coming and are being given well needed supplies and she was quite sure that as the word gets around they would soon have need for more food. Photo: VINO
The donated supplies. Photo: VINO
The donated supplies. Photo: VINO
Mrs Delma Maduro, Assistant Deputy District Governor, Rotary, speaking at the ceremony. Photo: VINO
Mrs Delma Maduro, Assistant Deputy District Governor, Rotary, speaking at the ceremony. Photo: VINO
More of the donated supplies. Photo: VINO
More of the donated supplies. Photo: VINO
While the initiative was the brainchild of Rotary Club of Tortola all the other sister clubs including the Rotaractors of Virgin Gorda stepped in as a family to execute the project. Photo: VINO
While the initiative was the brainchild of Rotary Club of Tortola all the other sister clubs including the Rotaractors of Virgin Gorda stepped in as a family to execute the project. Photo: VINO
On September 2, the Rotary Family handed over a large quantity of food and other non-perishable items to the Family Support Network. Photo: VINO
On September 2, the Rotary Family handed over a large quantity of food and other non-perishable items to the Family Support Network. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When the Rotary Club of Tortola set out on its mission last Saturday August 30, 2014 to solicit food and other supplies from the public to aid Family Support Network (FSN) and Social Development they never thought that they would have amassed supplies in excess of $15K.

President of the Rotary Club of Tortola Mr Henry O. Creque described the $15K as a ‘conservative estimate’ as the actual amounts can well surpass it.

Yesterday, a hefty amount of the supplies were handed over to the FSN and evidently space was a challenge to hold the stuff. FSN’s Dr. Sylvia Simmonds said that families have already been coming and are being given well needed supplies and she was quite sure that as the word gets around they would soon have need for more food.

At the simple ceremony to hand over the supplies the Rotary Family was high in praises to the many persons, business and organizations who supported and generously donated to the food drive. While the initiative was the brainchild of Rotary Club of Tortola all the other sister clubs including the Rotaractors of Virgin Gorda stepped in as a family to execute the project.

Unveiling initial plans to hold more such food drives possibly during the 2014 Christmas and 2015 Easter seasons Mr Creque said, “…This is not the first time Rotary has assisted this and other organizations in this manner and we have plans to continue.”

In revealing the startling figures of growing numbers of persons accessing the services of the FSN Dr. Simmonds said that ‘thanks’ was not a sufficient word to describe the impact that the supplies would make on the lives of many families in the Virgin Islands.

She underscored the rising number of cases that are now surfacing especially in the case of domestic violence and noted that it’s a situation that is now a common trend both of persons from other countries who are residing in the Territory as well as locals.

6 Responses to “Rotary raises $15K in supplies for FSN & SD – Pres. Henry O. Creque”

  • great (03/09/2014, 09:27) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    This same woman was in the media making a set of stupid noise recently regarding the. Hospital seeking donors. I swear these people are crazy. Let's see how loud she makes her mouth now. Every issue we have there must be a way to blame government no matter which party is in.
  • Supporter (03/09/2014, 09:54) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    I was a supporter of FSN. However, I will not blast the entire network, but I have seen enough to realize that some of the people there do not appear to handle family situations competently. I am seeing a rise in women who are abusing this facility while some of the people in charge take whatever is dished out to them and go against an entire family by only hearing one version of the story, which in many cases is fabricated and far from the truth. I have known of 2 actual cases where it was found that the complainant actually were the aggressors in the home, tried to beat up the husbands/boyfriends and when they couldn't get their goal accomplished provoked these men just so that they can call the police. So many of the purported abuse is reported because the men raised their hands (not to hit the woman) but to defend and protect themselves. These women who have their hidden agendas, then get a home for a while and free food. There are people who are in true domestic violence situations and need all the help that they can get, but on the flip of the coin, there are those women who try to use the system and get away with it.

    I therefore suggest that this agency first consider getting mediation for the couples before of running fast to the court to seek restraining orders based on untruths and fabrication. For an interim injunction, only one side is heard, which is the complainant. At the end of the day, the FSN cannot shelter a person for the rest of their lives, and the couples end up making amends.

    In light of what I've written, I trust the VINO will allow my post and that FSN will review its course of action with the matters that come to them. It isn't every tear that you see is a true cry. Thank you
  • fish (03/09/2014, 11:41) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good job rotary
  • xxxxxxxx (04/09/2014, 01:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank you and God bless you
  • staff (05/09/2014, 00:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I couldn't be happier with today's contrubtion


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