The overseas-based non-profit organisation, Florida-Guyana Hope
Incorporated has donated US$21,500 for distribution to the needy, according to the Department of Public Information (DPI).
At a charity softball cricket match on Sunday, Mohamed Yasin, President of the organisation said this is the fourth year the group has undertaken this initiative.
According to Yasin, the group has also donated to several charities across the country and shipped over forty wheelchairs and a container of medical supplies to be shared among elderly persons.
Commending the organisation’s efforts on behalf of the government was
Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan. “I appreciate that this is an extraordinary good thing that the diaspora in Florida is doing for the communities here in Guyana and I want to thank them”, he said, according to DPI.
The minister said that whilst not being previously au fait with the group, he immediately lent his support once fully apprised.
Spectators of the day’s event saw a match between
Florida-Guyana Hope Incorporated and Corriverton United at the Crabwood Cricket Ground.