Kingstown SVG: April 25th, 2016 – The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has collaborated with the SVG ADHOC Committee in Canada and the Lions Club of St. Vincent South to construct a two bedroom dwelling House at Cumberland for a family whose house was destroyed in the December 2013 floods.
The two bedroom dwelling house was constructed at a cost of EC$82,000.00 with funds donated by the SVG ADHOC Committee in Canada and was built by the Housing and Land Development Corporation. The Cumberland House project came about as a result of the December 24th 2013 floods which destroyed several houses and made several families homeless.
Shortly, after the December floods, the Diaspora Community Groups in Toronto came together at a meeting organized by Mrs. Shelley John of the SVG Tourism Executive in Toronto to form the ADHOC Relief Support Committee. The Lions Club of St. Vincent South was selected by the SVG ADHOC Committee as the local organization to partner and execute the project.
The land for construction was also donated free of cost by the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The Housing and Land Development Corporation commenced construction of the house in October 2015; the house was completed on April 19th, 2016. The Keys to the house will be handed over to Ms. Florestene Spring on Tuesday April 26th at a Ceremony in Cumberland.
The Handing over Ceremony will take place on Tuesday April 26th at 11:00 am and will hear remarks from the President of the Lions Club St. Vincent South; representatives from the SVG ADHOC Committee and the Housing and Land Development Corporation and the Hon. Montgomery Daniel, Minister of Housing will deliver the feature address.