Ministry receives washing machine, other items for Night Shelter

Minister of Human Services and Social Security, Hon. Dr. Vindhya Persaud has commended the Rotary Club of Georgetown for donating several essential items to enhance the lives of residents of the Night Shelter. 

Speaking with the Department of Public Information, Minister Persaud recalled that she had highlighted some of the Shelter’s needs during her previous visit to the facility. This led to a discussion with members of the Rotary Club of Georgetown, which provided a washing machine, a pair of fans, mattresses, and other articles. 

“This formalises our partnership because I have met with the Rotary Club and they have promised to partner with us on this project so we can transform here, not only infrastructurally, which the Ministry will have to take on, but in all of the little necessities that are required,” Minister Persaud said.

She thanked the Club for the donation and expressed her hopes for its continued support. 

Meanwhile, President of the Rotary Club of Georgetown, Mr. Clyde de Haas said they were happy to assist in the enhancement of the Night Shelter since helping those in need was the mission of his Club.

The Night Shelter, which falls within the purview of the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security, is a 24-hour refuge for indigent persons. It provides accommodations, meals and services, including skills training and counselling to help reintegrate people into society.