Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Helping hand for fire victim


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ALMOST one year ago Sandra Straker of Wildey,  St Michael lost everything she owned to fire leaving her and her children with just the clothes on their backs. The fire having started in the early morning originated in the living room, forcing the family  to brave the flames to escape. With the help of Santia Bradshaw, the Barbados Labour Party candidate for St Michael South East, who solicited assistance from two businesses Sandra Straker was soon going to be in a position to make a living for herself again. Through donations from Carter’s & Co and Island Properties Ltd she is on her way to achieving that goal. She was presented with building materials and a grill.Commenting on the presentation Bradshaw said:  “I was moved by the fact that Sandra wanted assistance not in cash, but to be given the tools necessary to assist in her being self sufficient once again.”Straker, who claims to make the best pudding  and souse, is looking forward to having her shop  set up at her Factory Avenue, Wildey, St Michael home. With emotion in her voice Straker said: “Miss Bradshaw is the only person who came to my assistance after this happened other than the Welfare Department. She is helping me to start my shop back up so I pay my own bills.” Farzana Juman-Humphrey of Carter’s in Wildey said: “Carter’s places great emphasis on giving back to the communities it serves. We’re happy we could assist Sandra in such an important matter.” (PR)


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