President of (COSAGO) Council of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Organizations, U.S.A., Inc, Laverne McDowald-Thompson, has urged her compatriots not to get tired in giving back to the nation.
In addressing an Ecumenical Service of Thanksgiving in Brooklyn on Sunday, Oct. 22, marking the country’s 38th year of political independence from Great Britain, McDowald-Thompson noted that many nationals are always willing to give back, adding, “that is how it should be.
“We do things because of our genuine connection to our country,” she said. “I encourage you not to get tired.”
She told Caribbean Life News that she had witnessed her Vincentian brothers and sisters demonstrated their act of kindness, love and compassion for others, during the relief drives for those who had suffered great loss due to Hurricane Irma and Maria.
“Thanks for giving of your time and for the supplies. Let’s continue to keep them in our prayers. They have long roads to recovery.”
McDowald-Thompson, Reflecting on the 38 years since independence, said nationals “can truly say that we’ve come this far by faith, and we know that the Lord will not leave us nor forsake us.
“He will continue to make us strong and even stronger if we work and pray together,” she said, stating that October is a month of “precious memories, especially in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.