A group of local Island residents traveled to Belize City, on Monday, November1 to Belize City and represented the community of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye as they made a donation to the Government of Belize towards Hurricane Richard victims.
Elito Arceo, Osmin Rodriguez, Councilor Pablo Ico and Jan Brown, organizing members of the San Pedro Hurricane Relief Fund, visited the studios of Love FM in Belize City where a radiothon was being carried out for the hurricane victims. On hand to receive the donation on behalf of the Government of Belize was personnel from the Belize City Red Cross.
The delegation from San Pedro handed over a purchase receipt of $21,383.00 from Benny's Home Center which included materials of plywood and zinc and a check to the amount of $5,000.00 to be used for the purchase of food and water. Benny's Home Center was very kind to offer a great discount for the materials purchased and San Pedro extends a big "Thank You" for all their help.
A Belize Bank account is still open for the collection of donations as the fund collecting group in San Pedro is still expecting some more donations to come in. Donations can be made at the Belize Bank under the "San Pedro Hurricane Relief Fund". Thanks to everybody who made donations.
Venezuela donates to hurricane relief efforts
Belmopan, November 1, 2010 The republics of Venezuela's charge d' affaires donated 1200 bottles of purified drinking water, 48 cases of tuna fish, 48 cases of chicken sausages, 48 cases of sardines, 12 cases of cereals and 24 cases of klim powdered milk to the National Emergency management Organization (NEMO).
Public Officers and Volunteers Clean Up Belmopan
Minister of Public Service and Belmopan Area Representative, Hon. John Saldivar says he and his ministry are extremely pleased at the turnout by public officers and volunteering citizens who came out over the weekend to join in a cleanup effort called by Mayor Simeon Lopez and the Belmopan City Council in conjunction with the Area Representative and the Ministry of Public Service.
Over 50 public officers and volunteers participated in the cleanup effort which took place mainly on Saturday October 30, 2010. Ad the cleanup crew moved from yard to yard, and from street to street, residents came out in the carious neighborhoods and joined in. By the end of the day, a good number of streets and neighborhoods were cleared of debris and completely cleaned up.