Help for Barbadian Homeless from Telecoms Leader

Team members from the Flow Barbados and C&W Business, joined hands with the Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society (BVHS) to fight homelessness. This philanthropic work to enable restoration took place at the BVHS Bi-Annual Feeding and Health Fair over the weekend in Queens Park where several team members and friends came out to support this cause.

Volunteers handing out hampers to the clients

Volunteers handing out hampers to the clients

The initiative was driven by the management of the company with the full support of the Marketing and Human Resources departments. They rallied team members not only to give of their time at the Bi-Annual feeding, but also to assist with counselling, cutting hair, donating clothing and funds. The BVHS had requested support in the form of tents and volunteers; however, the decision was made to assist the Society even further with the donation of over 100 hampers filled with hygienic products and other items. The company also provided entertainment for the clients with a karaoke session via Flow’s via Video On Demand feature.

Corporate Communications & PR Manager Marilyn Sealy for Flow said that “with the launch of the new brand a few weeks ago, the company remains committed to improving the communities in which we serve and one way of doing this is getting our corporate teams involved in community outreach projects such as this.”

Attendees singing Karaoke via Flow's Video On Demand feature

Attendees singing Karaoke via Flow’s Video On Demand feature

She added: “Our team members were very eager to attend and support this cause, some members have even signed up to become volunteers outside of our corporate effort and this is very encouraging.”

President of the BVHS, Kemar Saffrey said “We had a successful day, and we really appreciate how Flow came out and supported us in many different areas and we look forward to strengthening this relationship with Flow though it is strong, there is always room to partnerships

Flow Barbados urges corporate Barbados and individuals to support the BVHS whose main focus is to rehabilitate vagrants and homeless persons (clients), allowing them to integrate back into society and to change the course of their lives. To learn more about and to volunteer at the BVHS visit their website at http://www.bvhscare.org/

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