SIMPSON BAY – The Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) recently donated an ambulance to the Voluntary Korps of St. Maarten (VKS).
Manager of the Rescue and Fire Fighting Department Manilo Penijn handed over the ambulance, formerly owned by the department to the VKS. Commander Tony Rogers, who accepted the donation on behalf of the VKS, praised the PJIA, stating that the VKS, as a non-profit organization, depends largely on contributions from individuals and the business community.
“The organization has been in urgent need of an ambulance to execute its activities and the donation, therefore, was a huge relief,” said Commander Rogers.
“Having recently acquired new and upgraded equipment, including a new ambulance for our Rescue and Fire Fighting operations, we thought it appropriate to donate the former ambulance to the VKS,” said Deputy Managing Director of PJIA Larry Donker.
“Our donation is in keeping with the company’s corporate social responsibility. We recognize the efforts of organizations such as the VKS and the role they play in our community. With the hurricane season upon us, it is imperative that they have the necessary tools to serve this community when called upon for assistance,” said Deputy Managing Director Donker.
Caption1: Manager Rescue and Fire Fighting Department at PJIA Manilo Penijn (right), presenting the key to the donated ambulance (in background), to VKS Commander Tony Rogers, at PJIA, Simpson Bay. (SXM photo)