San Nicolas, ARUBA – Last Saturday, HopeAruba Movement together with the “St. Maarteners Living in Aruba” group held their “HOPE Hurricane Relief Benefit,” to support fellow islands that have suffered devastation due to Hurricane Irma. This took place at the YMCA San Nicolas from 9am to 5pm. People brought massive support from all parts of Aruba.
Due to the fact that one of the values that this organization stands for is transparency, the board likes to share the summary of everything collected and articles received as a result of this initiative.
Food and Water
The massive support received from the people reached a total of 602 packages of food and water which was given to the Red Cross Aruba to send in a container on the 29th of September. HopeAruba is also in close contact with the board members of the Red Cross in St. Maarten, who have received the cargo and will make sure distribution will take place to those most vulnerable on the island.
The cash received, together with the sale of refreshments, amounted to Awg 4,030.00.
Minus the costs of the drinks and the material for packaging, Awg 1040.61, we were left over with the amount of Awg 2989.39
The clothes received are ready to be taken in containers. The cost of the container will be covered by the donation HopeAruba received in cash.
HopeAruba is a collaborative platform for civic synergy whose abbreviation - H.O.P.E. – stands for: Honor, Opportunity, Productivity and Excellence. It is about honorable citizens who make use of every opportunity to do good and who are productive for the wellbeing of others, our community, our nation, and they do this in excellence.
This is represented also in all its initiatives to fight social challenges of our nation, such as their weekly communitarian work, to bring hope and food to street addicts. Realization of the first rehabilitation center - Cas Speransa Nobo, the founding of Goshen Sustainable Development, an organic, agricultural project, completely Aruban, for the sustainability of social initiatives and opportunities for vocational work for those recovering from a life addicted to substances, as well as, the last social regional initiative of the ‘HOPE Hurricane Relief Benefit’ to give a helping hand to our fellow islands who have suffered hurricane devastation.
HopeAruba team expresses a profound “thank you” to all media/press, foundations, institutions, organizations and the people who have contributed in any way to the HOPE Hurricane Relief Benefit. This event has shown what HopeAruba Movement believes in – there is power in unity.