First Domestic Insurance Company donates to northern home for the aged

FDIC presents supplies to Grange Home for the Aged

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.


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  1. Anonymous
    December 31, 2012

    Well done FDIC..But an observation why didnt the Branch Manager do the presentation? Wasnt that a Portsmouth First Domestic Branch event?

    • SMH
      December 31, 2012

      The Branch manager DID do the presentation. SMH

  2. dominican canadian
    December 31, 2012

    where about is that home which village i would like to no please any one

    • December 31, 2012

      Dominican Canadian, did you not read that the Home for the aged is located in Grange Portsmouth.
      If you are Domincan as stated then you will know that it is the only Home for the Aged in the North.

      • GWATANCE
        January 1, 2013

        This is an example when Diasporian Dominicans make negative comments about the Country and do not make any attempt to know what is happening. Many stay at their homes on a visit without travelling to discover areas in the Island. Dominican Canadian and others, now that you know the location of the home, I can assure they need your financial donation. THE nORTHERN home for the Aged Grange Portsmouth

  3. Anonymous
    December 30, 2012

    Well done FDIC thanks for remembering the aged and less fortunate in our community, God Bless your company richly.

    December 30, 2012

    Well done FDIC for this contribution of such donation of supplies There are times when the needed cash can be donated as well at times during the year. I am sure this will be appreciated by the dedicated Staff at the HOME.

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