Taking care of elderly or infirm adults can be costly and First Domestic Insurance Company (FDIC) continues to assist in this area through its fifteen-year tradition of providing support to the Northern District Home for the Aged.
This year the FDIC made its presentation of much needed supplies to the Grange Home for the Aged earlier this month (December). The home provides care for 9 residents, including a centenarian,Violet Lamothe.
Augustus St Jean, Chairman of the board that runs the home, said the home depends on the donations from businesses and on philanthropic citizens to do its work.
First Domestic Insurance Company’s donation of supplies to the Northern District Home for the Aged started in 1997 when a staff member of FDIC saw the need to help these individuals who had made their contribution. That employee approached management and the donation soon became an annual event.
Branch Manager, Heather Baron Fan Fan, said at the presentation “We are grateful for the home for allowing us to help them. Each year we purchase supplies for the home. We make sure that we get Nurse Mariette to tell us exactly what they need to ensure that the home gets exactly what they require It is a privilege for First Domestic Insurance Company to be one of the donors. The supplies given by FDIC, will normally last for four (4) to six (6) months. This is one of the many ways the company gives back to the community”.
This year, the FDIC CEO was part of the presentation. He reiterated the company’s emphasis on corporate responsibility. “At First Domestic Insurance, we take our corporate responsibility seriously and we are happy to assist these elderly persons now in their time of need”.
He added that he would like to see this partnership continue in the future.