Home News E Division headquarters receives US$8000 in office supplies
The new E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Police Headquarters in Linden has received a quantity of office supplies to the tune of US$8000 from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and other entities.
The items, which consist of supplies including chairs, tables, water dispensers and other articles, were donated as part of the church’s humanitarian aid initiative.
Additionally, over $300,000 in items were donated on behalf of the Mackenzie Police Station’s Management Committee to assist with the furnishing of the newly-constructed facility.
Speaking at the ceremony, representatives of the church’s welfare services, Sister and Elder Bohne of New Orleans noted that they were pleased to make the contribution and praised the collaborative effort.
“Part of our plan is to always partner with other people so that there’s many of us working together for the betterment…” she said, as she noted the church’s mandate of also assisting women and children as well as the poor and needy. In his remarks, Elder Bohne recalled visiting the headquarters last October when construction was just completed and deciding to provide assistance based on information he received.
Meanwhile, Chairman of Station Management Committee, Avery Trim said he was happy that the church came on board and that the Committee was happy to make its presentation. In thanking the other donors, he said the items will not only serve the police but the general public.
Trim urged the recipients to take good care of the items, noting that it was not the last donation and that the Committee will ensure that the facility and outposts are adequately furnished.
President of the Linden Branch of the church, Ryan Ramdeholl also expressed gratitude to the couple for the donation. Other donors included Bernard’s Variety, Celina Ramdeholl and Singh’s, among others.
Elder and Sister Bohne, who have been attached to Guyana for several months also provide assistance to countries such as Trinidad, Suriname and the ABC islands and conduct a number of projects annually. Through the humanitarian aid initiative, they also support the Ptolemy Reid Centre by supplying wheelchairs. They noted that Guyana is the recipient of the majority of projects.