The Adina Donovan Home is the recipient of a new wheelchair, walker and lifting device donated by the Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town.
The Home for the elderly was adopted in a great gesture of community service by the Rotary Club and its members presented the items to assist with the mobility of residents and also to help relieve the strain on staff when delivering care.
At the handing over ceremony of the items on September 15, Rotary Club Sunrise President Jean P. Vanterpool said that the club is committed to its adoption of the Home and will be working closely with the management, to make the lives of the elderly residents as comfortable as possible in their twilight years; many of whom made significant contributions to the development of the Virgin Islands in their younger days. “Very soon we will be announcing a fundraising event that will assist in providing more needed items for the Home and I am sure that the community will not hesitate to support this worthy cause.” She added
Manager of the Adina Donovan Home, Mrs. Jacqueline Donovan expressed her gratitude on behalf of the management, staff and residents for the donation as well as the adoption by Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town.
“It is a great opportunity when organisations can see a need in the community and volunteer to assist…we look forward to working with you. There is a lot of work to be done and we all will be on board to get it done.” Ms. Donovan stated
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