COVID-19: St. Margaret’s Scout Group and Hand-in-Hand assist communities


Hand-in-Hand Mutual Fire and Life Insurance Companies recently teamed up with the St. Margaret’s Scout Group to assist several communities and care homes as part of efforts to fight the COVID-19.

The assistance was in the form of food hampers and cleaning supplies.

“A scout is a friend to all and one of their mandates is service to the community. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need to assist our communities has never been greater,” Hand-in-Hand said in a release.

“In April 2020, the St. Margaret’s Scout Group partnered with Hand in Hand Group of Companies to donate food hampers and cleaning supplies to various underprivileged areas. It is with great pride that Hand in Hand Group of Companies embarked on this project to fulfill its corporate and social responsibilities.”

From left: Kester Whyte (Assistant Scout Leader), Pretty Pellew (Assistant Cub Scout Leader), Daphne France (Assistant Cub Scout Leader) and Zaida Joaquin (Group Scout Leader/Chairman Caribbean Sub Region and Hand-in-Hand Group of Companies Admin/Human Resources Manager) pose with the care packages

Approximately 170 hampers were packaged and distributed in several communities across Georgetown and Berbice.

“Significant contributions were also made to the Dharamshala, located near the Canje Bridge, and Camal’s Home for homeless children and battered women, which is located in Albion, Berbice. The distribution team ensured that the necessary safety precautions were adhered to at all times during their endeavour,” the release further stated.

Both St. Margaret’s Scout Group and Hand-in-Hand Group of Companies would like to express their sincere gratitude to all who dedicated their efforts throughout the project.

“Let us continue to maintain social distancing and exercise proper hygienic practices as we collectively fight against COVID-19,” the release concluded.

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