Staff of Columbus Communications Grenada Limited showed their altruistic spirit by lending a hand to assist in the refurbishment of a Children’s Home on October 9.
Columbus which operates under the brand name Flow is committed to making a positive difference in the community.
As part of the company’s annual Columbus Day Celebrations, the employees partnered with the Ministry of Social Development to donate and give support to the Children’s Home which is always in need of assistance, whether cash or kind.
Columbus Day is observed within the organisation in all eight territories in the Caribbean in which it does business.
On this day staff dress up based on a particular theme, have a chance for prizes and also participate in activities which are beneficial to a charitable project.
For the refurbishment of the home, Flow provided all the materials and equipment needed.
Twenty five staff volunteers assisted by working on various areas of the home and the company also donated a freezer, television, and complimentary broadband and cable services for which the administrators of the Home were very grateful.
The appearance of the Home was also enhanced by staff members Leon Frederick, Mark Anthony Francis and Ricky Strachan who painted images of story book characters on the walls of the female dormitory.
Country Manager for Flow Grenada, Gail Purcell, said, “In the past two years Flow Grenada has contributed to the Richmond Hill Home as well as the School for Special Education at Grand Anse. Giving to our community is not new to Flow as this is the third consecutive year we are marking Columbus Day and giving this level of support to vulnerable groups in our society by letting them know they are not forgotten. It is also very enlightening to see our employees wholeheartedly give their support of this initiative.”
In response, Residential Home Manager, Ruby Victor said: “The employees and children are extremely appreciative and extremely thankful to Flow, for choosing us and thinking about us. It is a privilege to have this team here and it is the first time in our existence we have had such a large volunteer group of persons from the business community lending their time and energy to the children who really need the support of kind persons as yourselves.”
One resident remarked, “I am extremely pleased and grateful that Flow took the time to help us with this project to improve our living conditions as the house is now feeling more like a home.”
The staff volunteers were also pleased to be a part of this initiative as Leon Frederick who virtually expressed their sentiments uttered the following words: “I was so excited to take part in this project. In addition to the refurbishing of the home and us giving much needed appliances, I wanted to add warmth and some colour to the rooms through my painting. I look forward to next year’s activity.”