Fire victim gets financial boost
A?CHANCE encounter between Yvette “Blondie” King and fire victim Margaret Greenidge has resulted in Greenidge receiving much needed financial assistance.
King, a community worker who solicits funds to help the needy in Barbados, was at her usual spot outside Cave Shephered on Broad Street when she approached Greenidge for a donation.
She told me: “Ma’am, I would like to help you but right now I lost my house in a fire and I?need help.”
King said she was so moved by the woman’s appeal that she told her she would collect a donation for her.
Last Tuesday she not only presented Greenidge with a cash donation, but also made her usual contribution of prizes to seven other people who themselves gave monetary donations.
The prizes included lunch vouchers, Tiami cruises, food vouchers and cash.
Greenidge, who lost everything in the blaze that destroyed her home in Parish Land, Christ Church, earlier this year, is now living in Valery, Brittons Hill, St Michael, with her 16-year-old triplets Darian, Darios and Danesha, as well as her eight-month-old twin granddaughters.
While picking up the pieces has been difficult, she said she was grateful for the donation from King.