In the true spirit of love, the Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) on Wednesday, February 14, donated $10,000 worth of fans, blood pressure monitors, and refrigerators to the patients of the Geriatric Hospital on Beckles Road.

The annual initiative is an important part of BPI’s community outreach programme. Now in its fifth year, through this sponsorship the BPI has forged close ties with the Hospital to stay abreast of its most pressing needs, and assist in providing quality healthcare for the seniors residing there.

Speaking at the presentation, CEO of the BPI David Jean-Marie made a call for more companies to be socially responsive. “We make contributions like this every year because we understand the importance of engaging in social outreach programmes – being able to honour those who have served us and our country well over the years. Indeed the love shared here today must be demonstrated by more members of our society, and I therefore encourage companies to get on board with initiatives such as this, as part of their corporate social responsibility.”

Hospital Manager Joanell Oxley-Worrell thanked Jean-Marie and other BPI representatives in attendance for their generous donations and continuous support. “The Geriatric Hospital is very appreciative of this contribution, as these items received today will certainly assist our caregivers in the delivery of care to the elderly.”

BPI has previously donated gifts, toiletries, and purpose-built chairs along with other essential contributions to the Hospital, as part of the ongoing relationship.

(From left to right) Meshell Rawlins, Assistant Manager Employee Relations, BPI, Curtis Smith – Divisional Manager Human Resources and Industrial Relations, BPI (From right to left) Joanell Oxley-Worrell Hospital Manager, Geriatric Hospital, David Jean-Marie CEO BPI, Jonathan Lashley Heavy Duty Operator and other representatives of the BPI presenting the Management and Staff of the Geriatric with their generous donations.