The Grenada Electricity Services (GRENLEC) Ltd on Monday presented $135,597.00 to eleven charitable organisations throughout the country.
The presentations were made during a brief ceremony at GRENLEC’s Dusty Highway Office in Grand Anse.
Interim Chief Executive Officer of the utility company, Clive Hosten identified the charities that benefited from the GRENLEC Community Partnership Initiative (GCPI).
The recipients are Mt Gay Hospital (2 Refrigerators – $5,318.00), Cadrona Home for the Aged ($10,000.00), Queen Elizabeth Home ($10,000.00), Fr. Hillarion Home ($10,000.00), Programme for Adolescent Mothers (PAM) – Skills-Training Programme $35,881.00, Hillview Home for the Aged ($10,000.00), Charles Memorial Home (1 Solar Water Heater and $10,000.00), St. Martin’s Home for the Aged (1 Whirlpool Dryer and 1 Refrigerator – $5,318.00), Bel-Air Home ($18,000.00), Richmond Home ($5,000.00, and the Dorothy Hopkin Home (Refurbishment of Kitchen – $16,000.00).
Addressing managers, matrons and members of the media, Hosten saluted the social workers and caregivers for their continued stalwart service and the key role they play in building strong communities.
“The private sector has always had a significant role to play in the necessary collaborations that open doors for deserving members of our community. As a responsible corporate citizen, GRENLEC has eagerly embraced this challenge and we are honoured to play our part with established priorities in social services, education, science and technology, the environment, sport and culture,” Hosten told the ceremony.
“GRENLEC remains proud of its reputation of being a leader in supporting and empowering community development in our tri-island State”, he added.
Through its GCPI initiative, the Electricity Company has made much needed contributions over the years to the health and social services sectors.
These includes $1 Million for the construction of the Bel-Air Home, $250,000 each for the refurbishment of the Queen Elizabeth Home and the Emergency Shelter for girls, annual contributions to the CARE institutions, and an Ophthalmic Laser and blood mixer for the General Hospital.
The company is also working with the Princess Alice Hospital and the Benjamin Foundation to realise the goal of installing an x-ray machine at the hospital at Mirabeau in St. Andrew’s.
GRENLEC’s latest contributions come on the heels of the successful staging of the Carriacou Maroon and String Band Festival over the weekend, of which the company was a major contributor.
Board Member at the Dorothy Hopkin Centre, Claire Dolland, expressed gratitude to GRENLEC for its continued support to charitable/care-giving institutions on behalf of all recipients.