The first contribution was recently made by the parliamentary representative for St. Paul’s, Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil Douglas, who made his donation last week Thursday when theWendy Challenger Fire Victim Fund – 10253796 was officially launched and is now established at the St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank.
Dr. Douglas explained that, “Last week Tuesday, Wendy together with her 3 daughters and one son – lost not only their home, but everything that they owned, when Wendy was called from her workplace (on the C. A. Paul Southwell Industrial Park) and was told to come home to find all that she owned was in smoke and fire.”
The Constituency Representative revealed that it has been very difficult since the fire for Ms. Challenger, who now has no fixed definitive place of residence and is being sheltered by her mother and grandmother, with other family members assisting from time to time.
Making a very strong appeal to “those with a charitable and giving spirit here in St. Kitts and Nevis and beyond,” Prime Minister Douglas called for assistance for the Wendy Challenger family in their time of greatest need.
He urged citizens to make some form of contribution or assistance to relieve the family of the unfortunate suffering and he said that he hoped that the displacement will be temporary and short-lived.