A helping hand

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Christmas and the New Year will be that much brighter for seven charitable organizations thanks to Barbados’ leading telecommunications provider.

Under the theme Our Community Matters, which formed part of the company’s end-of-year celebrations, Flow recently presented over $40,000 in cash and donations to the Salvation Army, the Thelma Vaughan Memorial Home, Cancer Support Services, Jabez House, the Barbados Cancer Society, HIV Food Bank and the Barbados Child Care Board.

Four of the organizations – the Salvation Army, the Thelma Vaughan Memorial Home, Cancer Support Services and Jabez House – received $5,000 each to help cover operational costs and specific projects, while the Barbados Cancer Society and HIV Food Bank benefitted through donations of non-perishable food items and toiletries from customers and staff.

In what has now become customary for the telecoms provider, Flow’s management and staff also purchased and wrapped gifts for the residents of the Sterling, Sayes Court and Nightingale Children’s Homes.

“We are in the business of connecting people and we know times are hard for many out there, so we took a different approach this year where we could maximize our reach by working with these organizations,” said Marilyn Sealy, Director of Communications and Stakeholder Management, Flow Barbados.

“The response from our customers and staff was really heartening, and it demonstrates that Barbadians are compassionate to the challenges facing some of their neighbours. We are very proud of what’s been accomplished with Our Community Matters and we tip our hats to the dedicated volunteers who quietly and graciously serve the most vulnerable in our society every day. It’s been an absolute pleasure to join these organizations and work on behalf of those in need.”

Earlier this month, Flow also hosted its annual Mission Day which saw members of staff visit the Thelma Vaughan Memorial Home and manage the Salvation Army’s kettles at Swan Street, Sheraton Mall and the Dome Mall. (PR)

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