Cardin and Children’s home benefit from Mormon donation

Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 20, 2012 (SKNIS): The Ministry of Health and in particular the patients at the Joseph N. France General Hospital, as well as the residents of the Cardin Home and the Children’s Home are the beneficiaries of a generous donation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

During a brief handing over ceremony, on Thursday, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Andrew Skerritt revealed that the congregation, also referred to as the Mormons, has made a number of donations to the health sector.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Elder Terry Hanley, who made the symbolic presentation, explained that the process of the current donation of a 40-foot container filled with medical supplies, clothing and bedding, school supplies and toys had been commenced by his predecessors Humanitarian Missionary Couple Elder and Mrs. Hadlock. He explained that he personally lived at the Children’s Home for a time and felt a sense of attachment to the institution and committed his church to continue giving back to society.

Elder Hanley further noted that future contributions should include wheelchairs as well as ophthalmic equipment and training.

In response, Minister of Health Honourable Marcella Liburd expressed gratitude that the contribution targeted residents who are often overlooked.

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