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LUCELEC Involves the Assistance of the “New Needy”

On February 14th, St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) announced it is going to contribute $450,000 dollars to the Government of Saint Lucia Social Assistance Fund (SAF) to help the indigent of the society.

Speaking on the launch of the Fund, LUCELEC Managing Director Trevor Louisy encouraged all to “broaden your perceptions” of individuals described as “needy”. In line with him, “It’s not only the people all of us traditionally consider,” but those “COVID-19 has given rise to, the New Needy.”

The corporate noted in a press release that “COVID-19’s immediate and protracted impact has thrust many right into a position where they now need social assistance,” and said, “That’s one among the explanations LUCELEC responded to the decision from the Government of Saint Lucia to ascertain this Social Assistance Fund for the supply of food and necessities for many who need it most.”

Mr. Louisy, now President of Saint Lucia Chamber of Commerce, noted that the island’s private sector, “has supported the Government and folks of Saint Lucia in responding to the impact of COVID-19, in various ways, since this pandemic began directly affecting the country in early 2020.”

Such support he said, included money contributions, grocery donations, digital devices to permit students to take part in distant learning, personal protective equipment (PPEs) to emergency first responders and Covid-19 testing equipment.

LUCELEC says it is going to donate the $450,000 in three installments of $150,000 and “hopes the fund will grow quickly as other corporate entities contribute to one more effort to assist families through the prolonged impact of this pandemic.”

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