PHILIPSBURG – The Rotaract Club of St. Maarten Sunrise, a community service-based organization, held its first Hurricane Awareness Mission at Le Grande Marché Bush Road on Saturday, July 9.
Club members collected non-perishable items, books and clothing from customers shopping at the supermarket, and from other persons that came to support the cause. The items collected are then given to the local Red Cross in the event of a hurricane or natural disaster. If there are no natural disasters, the Red Cross distributes the items to persons in the community that are in need.
The event was very successful. The club collected a large number of canned goods, sanitary products, cereal, rice and cases of bottled water, just to name a few. Over 5 bags of clothing were also donated. All items collected were handed over to Red Cross personnel, who were very thankful for the contributions.
Members of the Rotaract Club of St. Maarten Sunrise would like to extend its appreciation and gratitude towards members of the community, Rotarians, family and friends that made contributions to this effort.
Rotaract Sunrise will be conducting their next Hurricane Awareness event at Sunny Food supermarket on August 6, from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Other than canned foods, persons can also donate clothing at the club’s events.
The Rotaract Club encourages the community to continue supporting the Hurricane Awareness Mission as “we continue to prepare our country in case of any natural disasters.”