Just a note to say thanks for the story on La Fleur Fletcher and her husband Claude, and their tremendous efforts to remain in our country in order to become Canadian citizens. Many of us can relate to their struggle and are exhilarated for their success.
To learn that your dear parents have suddenly become homeless and without drinking water must be devastating, as if leaving them behind was not difficult enough. La Fleur’s humanitarian effort to send a special container to her family and folks back home is both inspiring and humbling.
Regarding the eruption of La Soufriere, I learned that those wishing to donate goods should bring them to 1612 Concession 4, Virgil, after 5 p.m., or, if no one is home, to leave goods on the porch.
La Fleur said that in the past she has provided aid to our local migrant workers, especially in their transition during this COVID-19 year. In turn, they have offered to build the crates she will need to ship the goods.
Assisting next door neighbour, Belle Jean, says that bags of parboiled rice, pasta and beans are very useful as is water, water, water. Regular family size portions make it easier for distribution at St. Vincent’s end. Monetary donations made at the Virgil Avondale will specifically assist La Fleur with shipping costs.
It was a feel-good, real-life story! I trust many NOTLers will be glad to assist our local neighbour.
Coverage of this story in The Local allowed me to have conversations with women whom I felt I had known all my life, though we had never met. Very rewarding in these COVID days where we are literally so isolated! This is networking and social responsibility at its best. Your coverage enables that interconnection
Certainly, Madam Editor Penny, your cover story is what a local newspaper is all about. It is a timeless feel-good real story.Thank you and kudos to all!
Nancy Macri, NOTL