City of Hamilton Makes Charitable Donations


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                                                                                                     City of Hamilton Makes Charitable Donations

Hamilton – February 8th, 2023

Earlier today, the City of Hamilton presented donations to three local charities on the steps of City Hall. Mayor Charles Gosling and Members of the Board, Executive and City staff were on hand to make check presentations to The Salvation Army, HOME and the Bermuda Diabetes Association.

Mayor Gosling presented a check for $10,000.00 to Captain Kendacy Barnes of the Salvation Army. The City has forged a long-standing and benevolent relationship with The Salvation Army, offering assistance where it can, to further their mission of helping those in need.

HOME, a recently established charity that focuses on the homeless population, also received a donation for $10,000.00, accepted by Head of Operations, Jean-Ann Hayward.

Mayor Gosling remarked, “these two charities do so much to assist the homeless. While many only talk about this issue, these two organizations actually do something about it.  We had the opportunity to visit the HOME premises and we were more than impressed. While we usually do these donations around the festive season, this year, with Valentine’s Day approaching, my hope is that people make a donation to a charity on behalf of a loved one.”

Executive Director, Lori Rockhead, accepted a $2000.00 check on behalf of the Bermuda Diabetes Association. The donation is sponsored by the Social Committee of the City of Hamilton and funds were raised through raffle sales at the annual staff Christmas party. The City staff chose their preferred charity and are allocating the funds to the Client Assistance Program arm of the charity that provides free supplies to the uninsured or underinsured.

Ms. Rockhead stated, “We’re so grateful for this donation and to the staff of the City. Diabetes is not only a result of our lifestyle and behaviour but it’s also in our genetics. We’re pleased to be able to help those who cannot always afford to pay for the supplies they need."

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