Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 1st, 2020 (ZIZ News): Natasha Jeffers, a young single mother on Nevis, was the first of 10 single mothers to receive the gift of a food voucher from a group of private truckers and heavy equipment operators contracted by the Public Works Department (PWD).
On Monday Ms. Jeffers was presented with a $300 food voucher by Mr. Duncan Mills, the group’s representative. He expressed hope that the gift would help to alleviate hardships her family is facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, Raoul Pemberton, Director of the PWD, noted that after considering the different groups they could assist, it was determined that the donations would be given to single and teen mothers.
He noted that the group of donors wanted the gift to be impactful and at the same time support small business owners.
Also present were Kester Webbe, Field Supervisor at the PWD whose idea it was to assist persons affected by the COVID-19 pandemic; and Rickardo Gittens, Equipment Dispatcher at the PWD, who was instrumental in organising the collection of donations.