George Pelgrim makes major contribution to St. Maarten's elderly
The Golden Age Foundation receives a new bus from George Pelgrim
By: Newsroom SXM
NEW YORK - April 11, 2022 - PRLog -- The Home Away from Home Taking Care of the Golden age is the proud recipient of a brand new Bus, courtesy of George Pelgrim and St. Maarten Shipping & Stevedoring. Established in 2003, to provide assistance to seniors and the elderly here on St. Maarten, the foundation has a membership of over 125 members. Membership consists of both active and shut-in members.
With all of it's members being over the age of 65, The Golden Age Foundation has realized the challenges involved with members getting in and out of public transportation.
In 2017, The Golden Age Foundation started a drive to acquire a new bus. The foundation initiated fundraisers and reached out to the business community to assist. Determined to succeed, they were able to raise the sum of $4,000. However, tragedy struck when the island was devastated by Hurricane Irma, and it put the project on hold. Fast forward two years later, just as the island was starting to get back on it's feet the entire world was hit with the Covid-19 pandemic, and all fundraising efforts came to a halt.
Despite these setbacks, The Golden Age foundation remained determined to provide safe and reliable transportation for its members. While reaching out to the local business community, one of the potential sponsors who received a proposal letter was George Pelgrim. For years, philanthropy and giving back to the community has been a staple in Mr. Pelgrim's life in St. Maarten, so teaming up with The Golden Age Foundation was an easy decision.
"We are thankful for people like Mr. George Pelgrim, who do great things for our community. St. Maarten is a small island, but it's full of people with big hearts. St. Maarten should be proud when things like this happen" - Samuel Lake.
"I am so happy to be a part of such a worthy cause." - George Pelgrim
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