The Archdiocese of Castries through its Social Action Agency Caritas Saint Lucia, a Catholic relief, development and social service organization, is pleased to inform that as part of its continuous support to the poor and vulnerable persons of Saint Lucia, a donation of forty-five wheelchairs was made to the management of the Owen King European Hospital (OKEU).
The present donation is valued at EC$5000.00. This is not the first time that the Catholic Church has donated items to institutions and persons on the island. To date, for over thirty years the Church has continued to donate food, sports gear, school furniture, medical supplies, machinery, farm tools and equipment, literature and a variety of other items to schools, institutions, hospitals, religious denominations etc., particularly to aid the poor.
Caritas continues to be concerned about the integral development of all persons, particularly the vulnerable and emphasizes a preferential option for the poor. It currently has its long-standing project called the Youth Emergency Action Committees (YEAC) targeting At-Risk youth in Bexon, Monchy, Forestierre, La Clery Marchand and Ti Rocher, Castries in the areas of Emergency Response and Mitigation and Youth Development.