Saturday 17 August, 2019

Homeless Society receives $25,000 for new shelter

Stephen Jardine (second right) met with Kemar Saffrey (centre) at the new shelter on Spry
Street accompanied by the charities team.

Stephen Jardine (second right) met with Kemar Saffrey (centre) at the new shelter on Spry Street accompanied by the charities team.

The Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society (BVHS) has received a donation of $25,000 from PwC intended to assist the charity with completing the new shelter.

The donation will also help provide training and life-skills programmes to the eighty women, children and men that the shelter will accommodate which is scheduled to be launched in October. 

President of the BVHS, Kemar Saffrey said they are “grateful to PwC”.

$25,000.00 is our biggest donation to-date and it really will help move the project forward. The funds will go towards the preparation of the building as we still have building work to complete, furniture and equipment to purchase as well as ongoing overheads. While we have had some good support so far, there is still a long way to go, PwC’s donation will definitely help and I want to say thank you on behalf of the charity.”

Partner of PwC East Caribbean, Stephen Jardine commended the BVHS for the work the organisation is doing to help alleviate the problem of homelessness.

“Supporting this cause and being part of positive change in Barbados is crucial to how we view ourselves and in turn, how others view us. Our aim is to build trust and solve important problems in society. We hope that by making this donation we are able to achieve this.”

Jardine encourage businesses across the island to get involved with assisting charities in any way they can.

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