Home Sports Foster and team make big donation in Upper Corentyne area
President Hilbert Foster, MS, last Friday led an eight-member delegation to the Upper Corentyne area to share out dozens of food hampers under the joint Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC) MS, Berbice Cricket Board (BCB), Basil Butcher Trust Fund Coronavirus Project.
Foster and team battled rain, muddy conditions, and sometimes severe heat to make sure that the families in the area, including dozens in the Number 65 Village Squatting Area, receive the hampers, which were specially prepared by the members of the club.
Foster has said he was happy that the two organisations were able to bring assistance to the area, as some of the residents were living in really poor conditions and were struggling to keep their heads above the proverbial water during these difficult times.
Foster and his team have to date shared out 500 hampers under the Basil Butcher Trust Fund Coronavirus Project, and 2000 overall since they started so doing in April. The cost, to date, stands at in excess of $4.5 million.
Foster has extended gratitude to the volunteers who assisted to prepare the hampers, and to Mr Navin Raghoo for the usage of his pickup truck. Foster has, moreover, extended his heartfelt gratitude to all those who have contributed towards making this initiative a success.
Additionally, Ms Roopranie Latchminarine of Number 67 Village, Corentyne, whose house was blown away during a recent storm, has been pleasantly surprised by the visit of the BCB President and his joint team, who presented to the mother of four a donation of food hampers and household and kitchen items.
Foster told Ms Latchminarine that the two organisations were delighted to assist her in her darkest moments. He said the current assistance was from the Basil Butcher Trust Fund, and that as long as he remains the head of BCB, humanity would continue to be served while the teams fulfil their duties on the cricket field.
Foster pledged her future support, and wished her 17-year-old son success at the upcoming CSEC exams.
Foster, RHTY&SC Secretary and BCB boss, has opined that persons who are in a position to assist those who are less fortunate should do so, “as we do not carry our riches into the coffin”.
The Latchminarine family home was badly damaged by the freak storm, with most of the items in the home being destroyed.