The Memorial Funeral Home has exercised its corporate responsibility over the last five years, especially during and after the volcanic eruptions in SVG. The funeral home has contributed items valued more than $10 000. The most recent efforts of the funeral home were made in collaboration with Logos Hope and Reach SVG, where the funeral home financed the transportation of the items to the recipients.
The team has donated Bibles, literature books, food supplies and water to the North Leeward communities, namely Fitz Hughes, Troumaca, Spring Village, Rose Hall, Rose Bank and Chateaubelair. They also contributed to the Windward side of the island, donating urinals and health supplies to the Biabou Health Centre and the Byera Clinic. One walker was also given to a resident of Biabou; Bonella Grant. Many affected persons and students continue to benefit from the efforts of the two businesses and the organization.
According to owner of the Memorial Funeral Home, Stephen Da Silva, taking care of families and communities have always been a priority on their agenda. He acknowledged their commitment to Vincentians and urge other businesses to continue to make contributions as SVG recovers from the eruptions and even as the challenges of Covid-19 continue to roam SVG. Some of the items donated by the Memorial Funeral Home are pampers, fans and food items. Reinforcing his love for country and the importance of being “our brother’s keeper”, he stated that many times, the funeral expenses are heavily discounted, and in some cases, free, so that families are not burdened with additional grief of not being able to bury their loved ones. He expressed that compassion is a virtue that every business owner must hold close, so that the people they serve always feel valued.
Reach SVG also highlighted the efforts of the organization. Director of the local group, Mr. Curtis Greaves, said that the organization has been putting in great efforts to help Vincentians and will continue to assist where there is need. The Director promised that Vincentians can look forward to even greater help in the near future, as containers are still on the way with items for those in need.
Logos Hope continues to serve SVG through book supplies over the years and intervention during disasters, especially the most recent volcanic eruptions in SVG.