Belverdere –This past Sunday, at the beginning of the Thanksgiving Week the Sint Maarten Lions Club distributed twenty(20) grocery bags food supplies to the senior members of the St. Maarten Red Cross Homes in Belvedere. The bags contained water, juices, flour, peas, pasta and other consumable items for the seniors to prepare for their daily meals. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated this year on Thursday November 26th.
“The Sint Maarten Lions Club is committed to helping our community in various ways. This year our Lions Club celebrates 50 years since it was established in St. Maarten and we are pleased to be able to assist our community to solve some very critical issues.” Stated the Committee Chairperson Lion N’kesi Cramer.
The seniors were very receptive of the grocery bags and expressed their gratitude to the members of the Club. “The Sint Maarten Lions Club is helping us to keep the faith, because they are out here sharing whatever they have with people in the community, this gives us hope and faith we need to make it through our week. I really appreciate the bags and I can see that the Lions are doing a wonderful job. ” – stated a resident who is affectionately called “Chef” who worked for many years as the Head Chef at the Holland House Beach Hotel in Philipsburg.
The companies which contributed to this food donation drive are Prime Distributors, Divico and Kangaroos Wholesale dba Dresstanbul N.V.
This project is part of the Sint Maarten Lions Club’s 50th Anniversary celebration for 2020-2021 under the them “50 Years of Dedicated Service and Commitment to our Community”. The Sint Maarten Lions Club will celebrate 50 years of existence on Saturday December 12th as it was chartered on that very same day back in 1970.
If you are interested in contributing to upcoming Sint Maarten Lions Club projects you can donate via https://sxmlionsclub.org/