Monday 1 June, 2020

CCC providing homeless with shelter, food at Vigie Sports Complex

In a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Castries City Council (CCC) has moved several homeless people to the Vigie Sports Complex, which is being used as a shelter home, providing them with food, clothing and shelter.

“These are persons that are homeless, these are persons that need shelter and we came in together to provide assistance to the needy,” Wilfred Pierre, Chief Executive Officer at the CCC explained.

Over fifty homeless people are benefiting from the initiative, spearheaded by the disaster committee put together by the government.

“The Office of the Mayor has provided a lot of assistance in terms of getting over fifty persons, we are providing food for them, security and we are also soliciting from other corporate citizens clothing etc.”

The Salvation Army in Saint Lucia fully supports the move and will be playing an integral role in ensuring that the homeless are cared for.

“Seeing that the government has taken over the response to COVID-19, the Salvation Army still continues to play our part in assisting and working within the established framework that is set out in helping those persons that is less fortunate.

For years we have been feeding those homeless people on the streets and now they have been relocated to the Vigie Sports Complex, we are helping to provide clothing for them at this time and we will doing some cooking, providing hot meals which will be taken over to them,” Major Derrick Mitchell, Salvation Army Commander explained.

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