Hand4additcs: Lending a helping hand

ORANJESTAD — Hand4Addicts is a foundation consisting of a group of volunteers who help the addicted in the city of Oranjestad. The help they provide is by giving them warm meals, clean clothes, a chance to bathe and get a haircut once a month. This way they can show to these people that they are still part of the community. The foundation wants to change the way our community views and interacts with the people who struggle with addiction. They are also someone’s friend or family member and many times their basic needs are neglected. This is where Hand4additcs comes in.

The foundation is a non-profit organization that does not receive any help from the government. They are completely dependent on donations_ with most being done from our everyday people. They welcome all sorts of donations such as hygiene products, clothing, shoes, towels etc.

On Sunday, March 10th, 2019 the foundation held an event for the month of March called “March 18th Edition.” Since we are commemorating the Flag & National Anthem Day this month, they prepared some local food for the clients. A delicious soup and salad, together with a treat called”pan bollo” was served and the addict surely enjoyed it. They got their usual haircuts, showers and clean clothes_ and the smile on their faces said it all.

Being able to see them ‘grateful’ for a meal, shower, clean clothes and a haircut is priceless!

Their next event will be held on Sunday, April 21st, 2019 in front of the former Hotel Central in Oranjestad, starting at 10:30 AM.

For more information on how to lend a helping hand to this foundation please call 5931816 /5929224 or email them at hand4addicts@gmail.com or check out their facebook page Hand4Addicts

 

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