Christmas cheer to the elderly La Romaine

National Volunteer Network Coordinator in the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government along with other personnel from the Ministry on Saturday assisted the La Romaine Community Council in a Seniors’ Christmas Breakfast which was dedicated to giving back to the elderly persons in the region.

National Volunteer Network Coordinator in the Ministry, Matthew Kailah commended the efforts of the Council and the residents saying, “it is really heartwarming to see the efforts made by the La Romaine Community Council in organizing this breakfast to show appreciation to the persons who were pivotal in moulding and shaping the community that we know today.”

During the event, Youth Officer Lace Peters extended sincerest thanks to Pastor Lorna Mendoza, and the Revival Mission Church for their assistance with preparing for the event. Special recognition was paid to the eldest male and female in the community, Ms. Daphne Blades who is 92 years old and Mr. Herman Guerra who is 85 years old. 

President of the La Romaine Community Council, Glen Jemmott expressed his continued commitment to hosting community activities such as these saying, “This is the first time that we have done a Christmas breakfast for the elderly and we hope to continue initiatives like these following the refurbishment of the Community Centre. It is an absolute joy to put a smile on the faces of those who have been pillars of support in the La Romaine region. I would like to especially thank the members of the Council and all the residents who came together to make today a success.” He further encouraged Corporate Trinidad, volunteer groups as well as residents to participate in their Christmas Drive which is geared towards a Christmas Treat for the young kids in the community.

Minister of Rural Development and Local Government, Haji Kazim Hosein remains evermore committed to continue working with all Municipalities through their Volunteer Networks, “I am happy to see such growth taking place with these Volunteer Networks and the overwhelming support from the people across all 14 Municipalities. We at the Ministry are dedicated to improving the care and quality of service to all citizens in our beloved country. Service to Mankind is service to God and giving back to our communities and by extension the elderly are great ways to do so.”

If you wish to donate to this worthy cause and put a smile on the face of a child, feel free to contact the President of the La Romaine Community Council, Glen Jemmott at 768-9523 or the Secretary, Pearl Mitchell at 488-7584. 

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