Team members at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa are sparing no efforts to reach out to the vulnerable in their communities as they recently launched a mini home cleanup project geared at assisting the elderly, differently abled and sick who live alone.
Last Saturday, Sandals team members spent the morning cleaning and assisting Ruben Frith – a blind man who lives alone in the Fort Road area with house chores, laundry and cleaning up the outside areas of his home.
The 77-year-old man who is a former bus driver and was declared legally blind in 2021 said, “I am very happy that these young people took the time out to assist me and spend the day here with me. I am very, very grateful. It truly means a lot and I feel blessed.”
Needed items around the home were also purchased to replace any items that were no longer in good working condition including a dish drainer for the kitchen, shower curtains and mats for the bathroom among other items.
Sandals Foundation Ambassador, Jhavline Patrick said, “It is our hope to do some further work at this residence including painting in and around the area. We are extremely happy to be embarking on this journey and more residents will be impacted by this initiative which will run until December this year.”
“The Clean 6 Homes project is a unique small project we decided to embark on as a way of getting more hands-on in our local communities. We are expecting to tackle six homes and hopefully get the rest of the community involved to lend a hand and even point us in the direction of residents that fall within the scope of the project so that we can assist them,” Sandals Public Relations Manager, Leon Norville, added.
Frith who was elated at visit of the team also received a gift basket of toiletries and cleaning supplies on behalf of the resort volunteers as a token of appreciation.
The Clean 6 Homes project target residents will receive assistance in having their homes cleaned and repaired if needed for their comfort and well-being as Sandals continues to roll out this project.