Diaspora giving back to those in need

DPI, GUYANA, Monday, October 16, 2017

The overseas-based non-profit organisation, Florida-Guyana Hope Incorporated, has donated US$21,500 to be distributed to the needy.

Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan addressing the crowd yesterday at the charity cricket match.

At a charity softball cricket match on Sunday, Mohamed Yasin, President of the organisation said this is the fourth year that the group has conducted such an initiative and the match is one several activities they are undertaking.

According to Yasin, the group has also donated to several charities across the country and shipped over forty wheelchairs and a container of medical supplies to be distributed among elderly persons.

He explained that the Florida-Guyana Hope Incorporated took the initiative in an effort to provide opportunities for others, “We want them to have it now. Children who need education further than elementary school or high school… folks who need immediate medical help like surgeries.”

Commending the organisation’s efforts on behalf of the government was Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan. “I appreciate that this is an extraordinary good thing that the diaspora in Florida is doing for the communities here in Guyana and I want to thank them.”

The minister revealed that whilst not being previously au fait with the group, he immediately lent his support once fully apprised.

Spectators of the day’s event were treated to a match between Florida-Guyana Hope Incorporated and Corriverton United, at the Crabwood Cricket Ground.

Meantime, persons interested in making a contribution to the group’s efforts can call +5923392515, +5926493199, +5923393382 or +5923392259.

 

By: Isaiah Braithwaite

President of the Florida-Guyana Hope Inc., Mohamed Yasin.

 

CATEGORIES
TAGS

COVID-19 Alert!

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. We urge citizens to practice good hygiene and social or physical distancing also adhere to the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health, Guyana.