Local club brings tidings of great joy to needy

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Dominica’s longest surviving Sports Club, Sagicor General Somerset of St. Joseph has found it fitting to bring “Tidings of Great Joy” to some needy people in the community, within the true spirit of love, joy peace and togetherness at Christmas.

On Christmas Day, the club entertained fourteen (14) under-privileged and economically disadvantaged men and women in the community at its Club House, by providing each with a hot Christmas Day meal. Complimentary Juice was supplied by local restaurant owner Mrs. Josephine Jolly.

The Club has also decided to hold a Kiddies party on Sunday 3 January 2016 for children nine years and under. The treat which will also take place at the Somerset Club House, will create an avenue for entertainment, recreation, and lots of fun for these kids.

The club anticipates that some gifts will be distributed at the function. These activities form part of Somerset’s Community Outreach Program.

Following the passage of Tropical Storm Erica, Somerset along with a core group of its membership past and present, its sponsor Sagicor General Insurance agent H.H.V. Whitchurch & Co. Ltd and other benefactors made its own small contribution to the reconstruction effort.

The Club donated a total of 44 cartons of Loubiere Spring Water to the West Coast Communities of Salisbury, Coulibistrie and Colihaut.

In addition, an amount of $2,000.00 was provided to the Coulibistrie Village Council to help accelerate clean up in that community. Food supplies to the tune of $1,200.00 were also donated to six families in the community of St. Joseph who were severely affected by the storm.

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8 Comments

  1. January 4, 2016

    Never forget the words of King Solomon:

    ”He who gives to the poor lends to the Lord.” (Book of Proverbs)

    Christmas is a bad time of the year for many people. There are those who cannot afford to exchange gifts or even provide a Christmas dinner for their families. Think of some who have lost a loved one to death since the previous Christmas. Consider others who have been separated or divorced in the past year.

    The more these people see others rejoicing around them the worse they feel because of the joy they cannot share. This is why depression rises over the holiday season and some become suicidal.

    It is so uplifting to read of churches, clubs, companies, and businesses of various kinds, even families and individuals who care enough about the less fortunate to reach out to them at this time of the year. God bless you wonderful people.

    While the world looks on you make a difference in lives and inspire others to do he same.

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill…

  2. Zeb Kooess
    January 2, 2016

    Why are they called “needy”? It’s because the government have made them needy. These folks don’t look needy to me!!! They walk and talk and are able. What they are in need of is not a plate of food once per year! They need JOBS!!! That’s what they are in need of. Those who provide the meal may think that they are helping the poor – Whereas, thy should be standing up and demand jobs for these people. But no, they rather be seen as the “jolly good fellows.” Shame on us. Keep your food, give me a job and I’ll cook my own food. :twisted:

  3. Face the Facts
    December 31, 2015

    As Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “You will always have the poor among you.”
    No matter what, there will always be poor people. When they are in need of, our duty is to provide them with life’s necessities.
    A special thank you to those who came to their aid especially at Christmastime. This is one of the best times of the year to ensure they are well-fed and taken care of.
    I would like to mention here, this is why every country of the world provides their poor with financial assistance. The condition is that they must prove they are in need of.
    It is not turning the country into a welfare state as some have stated. It is naive and lack of compassion to make such an ungodly statement when the poor is financially helped and in other ways. Being critical is wrong.
    Able people should be working. Those who have suggestions how they could obtain employment so as not to be a financial burden on the State should provide them to the proper authorities.
    A Happy New Year!

    • January 4, 2016

      Face the Facts:

      Thank you for this comment.

      If it were not for the poor we would not have this opportunity to assist then. They are actually doing us a favour by accepting our gifts. The Word of God says ”It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

      Also when we reach out and help the needy we are becoming God’s hands extended. If you are not a person of faith this may mean nothing to you. But Christians have a desire to please God by helping others and represent Christ by doing what HE would do.

      There are many loving, warm hearted, caring individuals in Dominica who do good. They are making Dominica a better place. They are building the Dominica of tomorrow. Go bless them! This is what people should talk about instead of chattering about negative things and casting slurs. If we make much of charity and idealize charitable deeds we will become charitable people. Not only that but we will inspire others to do the same.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist…

  4. December 29, 2015

    Amen I thank God for these kind people

    • January 4, 2016

      There are many such people in Dominica. May they increase in both numbers and influence until the world knows this is what Dominica is. It has the potential of completely transforming the nation.

      If you are a Catholic you know this is what your church teaches :!:

      If you are an evangelical you know this is what your Bible says to do :!:

      The Lord Jesus said:

      ”Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

      ”Inasmuch as you have done it unto one the least of these my brethren you have done it unto me.”

      ”Let your light so shine that men may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

      Christians pray ”Thy kingdom come.” This is a kingdom principle we should live by as we wait for the King to return. In fact unless we are living a charitable lifestyle we are not ready for His appearing and His
      Kingdom.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist. :-P

  5. papa bat
    December 29, 2015

    Thats so sweet of them… warms my heart. While some out there trying to take from and kill people,
    You guys are there giving and giving… may your hearts continue to be as sweet
    And may others follow in your footsteps.
    GREAT JOB.

    • January 4, 2016

      Indeed :!:

      Good words from Papa Bat. :-P

      It is a contrast between right and wrong, good and evil, light and darkness. :idea:

      It is the best of Dominica. I am impressed by the actions of so many kind, loving caring Dominicans. I saw it after the Erika storm when so many came to the help of those who had been severely disadvantaged.

      God bless you wonderful people. :) :-D :lol:

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

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