Four organizations were given donations this morning through the Office of the Special Envoy for Women and Children. The handing over took place just before ten o’clock with Kim-Simplis Barrow making presentations to the Liberty Children’s Home, the Belize Red Cross, Hands in Hands Ministry and the Forest and Marine Reserve Association of Caye Caulker. Present at the handing over was Elvira Mendez, Junior Counsellor for Belize at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC; she spoke to Love News on their participation in this particular initiative.
According to Mendez, the third event evolved into a double target as it came on the heels of Hurricane Matthew that affected Haiti.
Liberty Children’s Home received eight thousand US dollars, Hands in Hands Ministry collected just under seven thousand five hundred US dollars, Belize Red Cross was presented with two thousand five hundred US dollars and the Forest and Marine Reserve Association of Caye Caulker was given five hundred US dollars. The handing over took place at the Whitfield Tower on Coney Drive in Belize City.