Woman gives $500 to home
FOR MORE THAN 20 years, Pearline Eversley has waged a mostly one-woman campaign to raise funds for the various charitable organisations and non-governmental organisations in Barbados.
And none of her projects is dearer to her than the Thelma Vaughn Memorial Home in Glebe Land, St George.
On Monday, Eversley donated a $500 cheque to the home as well as Wibisco products. She said the funds were raised in honour of her late husband.
“I have adopted this home for years now. When I first returned from England, I saw they needed help so I went back and started to raise funds and last year after my husband’s funeral, I started collecting money for the home. I hope my efforts will inspire my other returning colleagues to do the same,” she said.
Matron Janice Smitten thanked Eversley for her dedication and altruism. However, she urged corporate Barbados to remember the home when they were allocating funds for their charitable causes.
“We are trying what with the economic problems. We do get donations, although they could be more. We get help from individuals but I hope corporate Barbados would help a little more,” she said, adding that their biggest needs included toiletries and cleaning materials.
Despite this, Smitten admitted that the home had a “surprisingly” good Christmas, receiving a large amount of donations.
The next big project the home will be undertaking is a new building as the current one housing the activity room and kitchen is in a bad state, often leaking when it rained.