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‘The Movement’ taking SVG relief drive to another level

- January 18, 2014 Fundraiser Party at G-Spot among relief drive
Mr. Shane M. Winter, Mr. Kadeem S. Maynard, Ms. Felicia A. Tonge and Ms. Latoya C. Wheatley are four business entrepreneurs who have come together to form the group called 'The Movement' and will be promoting relief drives for St Vincent and the Grenadines. Photo: VINO
Ms Felicia A. Tonge is the owner of Elite Braiding and Nail Salon, Paraquita Bay. Photo: VINO
Ms Felicia A. Tonge is the owner of Elite Braiding and Nail Salon, Paraquita Bay. Photo: VINO
Mr. and Mrs Shane M. Winter of G Spot night club at UPs. Photo: VINO
Mr. and Mrs Shane M. Winter of G Spot night club at UPs. Photo: VINO
Mr. Kadeem S. Maynard of Big Tymers Trucking Service. Photo: VINO
Mr. Kadeem S. Maynard of Big Tymers Trucking Service. Photo: VINO
Ms. Latoya C. Wheatley of Unique Blends, Fish Bay. Photo: VINO
Ms. Latoya C. Wheatley of Unique Blends, Fish Bay. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Mr. Shane M. Winter, Mr. Kadeem S. Maynard, Ms. Felicia A. Tonge and Ms. Latoya C. Wheatley, are four small business entrepreneurs in partnership with a few others who endeavour to show that there are strategies that can be developed to stand above challenging economic circumstances.

“We are friends and we come together to do good as much as we can,” said Ms. Tonge.

These businessmen and women have formed themselves into a group called ‘The Movement’ which has the objective of working together to promote their small businesses in a collective way and at the same time, reach out and touch the lives of brothers and sisters across the Caribbean region.

While they are currently working on the legalities of having themselves established and registered as some type of organization, they have made the bold step of taking on a humanitarian drive. They are currently collaborating with the St Vincent and the Grenadines BVI Association which is headed by Mr. Sean Rose, to stage a massive fundraiser.

“The Caribbean is one family and we here in the BVI are very fortunate and bless but we want to assist in whatever way we can, our brothers and sisters who are not as bless having been hit by a severe rain storm recently,” said Mr.Winter.

On January 18, Mr. Winter has committed his business venue, ‘G Spot’, to host what he described as ‘the Vincy party’. He said that owing to the fact that the Vincentian population in the VI is significantly large, they anticipate a grand turn out for the fund raising drive.

“The Movement is doing this not for us but for the good of our brothers and sisters; we want everyone, Vincy or not, to come out on January 18 at G Spot, downstairs of UPs, pay a small fee at the door for the relief effort.”

However, that is just a fraction of what ‘The movement’ group has planned for the relief drive. According to Ms. Tonge, the group is also in the process of collecting non-perishable items that is likely to form a great part of the next shipment of relief items to St Vincent. “It’s a food and cloths drive.”

On January 25, 2014, the team will be engaging the services of a team of volunteers and will have a tent set up at Unique Blends at Fish Bay.

“We would be collecting whatever items persons have to donate right there, it’s at Ms. Wheatley’s business, Unique Blend. And whatever is collected would be handed over to the St Vincent Association,” said Ms. Tonge.

According to Ms Tonge, additional volunteers would be strategically positioned at a number of supermarkets and other business places collecting items for the relief drive. “The volunteers are going to be at those business places and will be telling persons about what we are doing and they will decide if they want to add a few items to their shopping list and give to the volunteers on their way out,” she explained.

Ms. Wheatley said that already persons have started to donate items and persons are free to contact any member of the group prior to January 25, to donate whatever items they wish. Mr. Maynard said he is also working closely with peer and others in his business arena to gather additional support.

12 Responses to “‘The Movement’ taking SVG relief drive to another level”

  • wow (10/01/2014, 08:19) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    I love this....As young people getting together and doing business I approve of this. -NiceJob!
  • Guest (10/01/2014, 08:23) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Cool guys! I have some stuff I have to drop off will be at Fish Bay on the 25th.
  • BattleScars (10/01/2014, 09:48) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    This great gesture that you guys are doing is going to touch so many lives you can't imagine! Awesome Awesome Awesome! Great to see young entrepreneurs doing what they can and it shows the great human spirit they embody. Thank you guys!
  • fish (10/01/2014, 09:56) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Way to go Shane
  • qc (10/01/2014, 09:58) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    this is really nice kudos to all invloved
  • Ro-Ro (10/01/2014, 11:45) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is niceee!!! Kudos to you all!!!!
  • Proud (10/01/2014, 11:59) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's such a great thing to see these young folks choosing to help out in such an amazing fashion. I would only hope that more youths would choose to do the same. Very proud of all of them.
  • rattie (10/01/2014, 13:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    God will bless you all
  • Ha! (10/01/2014, 13:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow is all I can say to this, just WOW!
  • Talktola (10/01/2014, 14:20) Like (2) Dislike (11) Reply
    Hope the funds are turned over ....
  • . (10/01/2014, 15:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    yezirrr.
  • open wide (11/01/2014, 07:50) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very impressive


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