Reaching out to homelessJanuary 23, 2015
PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: Saffrey a pillar for homelessJanuary 23, 2015
Columbus Telecommunications joined with The Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society (BVHS) “Love Day” for a time of giving and cheer for those in our community who are in need of assistance, this past Saturday in Queens Park.
Members of Columbus (Flow and Columbus Business Solutions) dedicated their time preparing breakfast, serving lunch and assisting in whatever way they could. In addition to breakfast and lunch, the BVHS treated persons with gifts, clothing and hampers. Additionally, BVHS ensured that all persons who attended Love Day for assistance, where met with a counsellor to help guide them.
Niall Sheehy, Managing Director of Columbus Telecommunications said “I admire and applaud the efforts of the Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society, and to know that this effort is being driven by young people that allows us to know that the youth of Barbados is forward thinking and have their hearts in the right place“.
He also added that “Columbus was happy to assist the BVHS in any way we could, our team members plan to continue to support these efforts in the future”.
Kemar Saffrey, Founder and Chairman said “Love day was successful and we really appreciate the support and I’m grateful for everyone who came out to help”
Columbus will continue to support the BVHS in one of their many efforts by having an internal clothing drive which started on December 11th and will continue until January 7th.
The BVHS is a charitable organization with its key focus as rehabilitating vagrants and homeless persons, who are referred to as clients, and give them a platform where they can change the course of their lives. To learn more about and to volunteer at the BVHS visit their website at http://www.bvhscare.org/ or visit their office located at 1st Floor, 62A Tudor Street, Bridgetown, St. Michael.
Julie Jones, Marketing Executive of Columbus Telecommunications Barbados Limited assisting with packing breakfast